My heart is filled with gratitude to God, and to Mrs. Eddy,...

My heart is filled with gratitude to God, and to Mrs. Eddy, for all the blessings which I have received through Christian Science. It healed me after twelve years' suffering. Physicians had tried all their skill; three operations had been performed, and all kinds of treatments and medicines were applied, till the fourth operation seemed to be necessary. Seven weeks' treatment from a Christian Science practitioner in San Francisco, with earnest study by myself, accomplished my healing. Through it came peace and rest which I had missed nearly all my life. Three and a half years ago, at the beginning of my treatments. I read the New Testament for the first time. How glorious was the allness of God revealed to me in reading Jesus' teaching, after I had read Science and Health. My earnest desire was then to see the signs follow "them that believe." God answered my prayer, and I saw many signs follow, through my little understanding of how to think right about God and His relationship to man. I know that with earnest striving to become better, great joy is in store for me, as I help to bring to suffering mankind health and happiness. Words are insufficient to express my gratitude for the unbounded blessings which have been brought to our household.— Mrs. Johanna Behrens, Los Angeles, Cal.

On the first of July, 1903, I was given up to die, by one of the best doctors here. I was propped up with pillows when a dear sister came in. She asked why I did not try Christian Science. I did try it, and oh, how thankful I am to God, who is Love, and to our dear Leader for telling us how to commit our way unto God and trust in Him. I had several diseases,—among others, Bright's disease, heart trouble, and indigestion,—but worst of all was the trouble with my head, which had to be kept covered all the time. After an earnest prayer to God the cloth was thrown away, and the next day my sister told me that a practitioner would give me absent treatment, as she could not leave home.

For two weeks I did not see the practitioner, but she began to treat me on the 3d of July. I was so much better that my daughter, who had come to see me die, left for her home. I gave my house a good cleaning, which I had not been able to do in a long time. On the 4th, I went with my husband and little girl to the island, walked all about, and did not feel any ill effects. I knew I was healed, and in two weeks I went to the Christian Science church, although it is a long distance to walk. There I found those who evidently had a real trust in God, and now I am one of them. I read Science and Health as a help when I get disheartened. My little girl had yellow jaundice, but it was overcome in one day, and my husband has been helped also. I am grateful to God who has let me help others and show them the true way. I never tire of telling what God has done for me.

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Testimony of Healing
Over two years ago I was drawn to Christian Science...
July 8, 1905

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