Truth dawned on my consciousness in my darkest hours

Truth dawned on my consciousness in my darkest hours. I was tired of what life seemed to be, with very little confidence in humanity, numerous physical ailments, and an intense longing for a real proof of true Christianity, which I had not been able to find, although an earnest member of an orthodox church for a number of years. I took great interest in reading the Bible, and wondered many times why the beautiful promises were not for us here and now. Now, in exchange for sickness and a discontented, hopeless, aimless existence, the understanding I have gained in Christian Science has given me health, happiness, contentment, and a peace that to mortal sense truly passeth understanding. My thankfulness to God and my appreciation of Christian Science are too deep for utterance, and can only be indicated by striving constantly, earnestly, and prayerfully to show forth in thought, word, and deed the understanding and application of this blessed truth.

My heart is full of love for our dear Leader, who by her unselfish toil has brought this blessed teaching to a waiting world. I am also deeply grateful to my teacher for his patient labor. In meekness and sincerity my prayer shall ever be that I may remain loyal and obedient, striving constantly to be worthy of the sacred name, A Christian Scientist. God be praised for the proof of a true Christianity which has indeed been found.

Miss Mattie Reams, Marble Falls, Tex.

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Springtide in the Heart
April 1, 1905

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