It was in 1889 that I first...

It was in 1889 that I first heard of Christian Science, and that it healed without the aid of materia medica; also that it was the Christ-healing,—the same that Jesus wrought and taught his disciples. This thought touched my consciousness as being what I had long desired. Often, when on my couch in weakness and suffering, I had wondered why it was that we could not be healed in this present day as Jesus healed. This thought would keep revolving in my mind. Later, when I heard of Christian Science, I determined to find out what it was; so I went in search, and prayed almost without ceasing that I might not be led astray and thus go into deeper darkness.

God did hear and answer my prayer; and from the first taste of the truth I did not doubt. It has been most satisfying. The surety of the ever-presence of God, good, gave me a feeling of safety and comfort, with increasing assurance and confidence such as I had never before known. I have been healed of many physical ailments, also of sorrow and heartaches caused by the loss of loved ones. Now I can thank God that these seeming vacancies are filled with divine Love. I wish to speak of one demonstration in particular, for each day it fills me with gratitude. I had worn glasses for fifteen years or more. To sense I was so blind I could not read without them even the headlines of articles in the newspapers, or the signs on the business blocks across the street. Often I did not recognize my most intimate friends until they spoke to me. On purchasing Science and Health I began at once to reason within myself: "If this is the Christ-healing it will heal my sight, for Christ Jesus healed the blind as well as the lame and the sick." I have not used glasses since I purchased Science and Health. The improvement was gradual, what we call a slow healing, but I never became discouraged, for I had all the way the assurance that the healing was going on, and through patience and perseverance in the study of the Bible and Science and Health, came the victory. At present, and for some time past, I read, write, sew, and do whatever comes to me to do without the least inconvenience. The Bible is a new book to me. Now I know that its precious promises are sure when demonstrated.

For many months I have desired to return and give thanks for both the physical and spiritual healing which have been made manifest within my consciousness. My heart goes out in thankfulness for Christian Science. I am daily experiencing a deeper sense of gratitude to God, and to dear Mrs. Eddy, who is so patiently leading us onward and upward, in obedience to the one Mind.

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Testimony of Healing
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April 1, 1905

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