At a time when all joy and peace seemed to have gone out...

At a time when all joy and peace seemed to have gone out of my life, Christian Science came to me and taught me to seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and I can truly say that all good things have been "added unto" me. With the understanding of God which comes through the writings of our dear Leader, I have been lifted into a world so overflowing with peace and beauty that I sometimes feel as if the joy which is in me must radiate and show others what it means to know, "The Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." Though peace of mind was what I sought for and found in the study of Christian Science, I wish to acknowledge gratefully many demonstrations which I have been able to make over so-called physical ills. My little daughter was entirely cured of croup, which had been very persistent and had caused much anxiety. She was also healed of measles. I have been healed of sensitiveness to cold, which was very distressing and compelled me to go South several winters. Since I became a Christian Scientist I have moved hundreds of miles from my old home, many dear ones, and my beloved church, without experiencing any feeling of separation or loneliness.

I wish I could find words which would express my love for and appreciation of our faithful Leader, through whose help and example I have learned that "To be spiritually minded is life and peace."

Mary Powell Lyster, Fredonia, Kan.

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Testimony of Healing
I feel that it is a great privilege to express my gratitude...
July 1, 1905

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