While reading the Sentinel a deep sense of gratitude and...

While reading the Sentinel a deep sense of gratitude and love came over me, and I resolved to send my testimony in the hope that it may help some one who is struggling with the dark mortal dream of error. Three years ago Christian Science found me a physical and mental wreck, trying every material means for help. I underwent an operation, which one of the best physicians in Chicago said would cure me of dyspepsia. It was the hardest struggle that I had, but after going through it all, I found that I was a worse dyspeptic than before, besides being weaker and having many additional aches and pains. After being in this physician's care for more than a year, I told him that I did not think he could cure me, and he answered, "It will be hard to do anything for you if you think that way." It was then that I began to lose faith in drugs, for the question arose in my mind, Why must I have faith in him if the drugs contain the power to heal? I struggled along for another year or more, waiting patiently for the health and strength which never came until I laid all material means aside for Christian Science. I went to a practitioner who treated me two weeks, and such a marvelous change as took place in my consciousness no words can express. I was given a feeling of peace and contentment such as the world had never given me, and I took up the cross to work out my salvation.

There are no Scientists nearer than eleven miles, but I often hear from "friends" through the Sentinel. Since coming into Christian Science I have discovered what true friendship is. In making demonstrations for my loved ones in the family circle I have had many a "hard fight" with fear, but I am learning that God has not given us "the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

I thank God that He has given us our noble Leader, through whom I have been helped to see the light in Christian Science.—Hattie M. Stahl, Big Rock, Ill.

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Testimony of Healing
With a heart overflowing with thankfulness I wish to...
August 5, 1905

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