Words are inadequate to express the blessings I have...

Words are inadequate to express the blessings I have realized from the study of Christian Science. In childhood I was taught that God sent sickness as a punishment for sin. As I grew into womanhood my views changed; I joined an orthodox church, and for some years was devoted to its teaching. I was taken with a sudden illness which was pronounced fatal. The best of physicians hesitated to diagnose the case, but they finally agreed that it was purpura, and said that few such cases were reported and that they were considered incurable. In the face of all discouragement I still lingered for a year, when other complications arose and seemed to promise but one result. I had been limited to a certain diet, and during this time I practised gymnastics, tried the bran cure, in fact every remedy I could hear of was tried, including change of climate, but to no avail. The question arose, Why all this suffering, when I supposed I had been a Christian? Friends tried to console me with the thought that it was God's will but this did not coalesce with what I considered a God of mercy to be. I pondered these questions hours and days, finally deciding to my own satisfaction that no one knew anything about it, it was all speculation, and I concluded that the atheist's theory was as nearly right as any other, and that I would take my chances.

One day a friend called, and during conversation said she knew of a lady who had been healed by Christian Science after the doctors had failed. I asked her to write her friend and ascertain if such was the case. In a few days received a beautiful letter stating the facts, and it said very emphatically that Christian Science had healed her and she knew it.

Testimony of Healing
About six years ago I was sick and miserable, and could...
January 28, 1905

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