Christian Science came to me in an hour of great need,...

Christian Science came to me in an hour of great need, when everything looked dark, and I wish to say a word of loving gratitude for all that it has done for me. For eighteen months I was suffering with an itching on my leg which also came on my body, and I had no rest, day or night. I tried physicians, who did all they could, but my condition grew worse. I also tried the Hot Springs, but got no better; so I returned home, discouraged and broken-hearted. I did not know what to do. On my return home, my sister saw me in my affliction and wanted me try Christian Science, and gave me a copy of Science and Health to read. I laughed at her and laid it on the table, but my suffering was very severe that night and the next day, and I talked with her again. She advised me to send for a practitioner and take treatments. I did not believe in Christian Science, but was willing to try it, for everything else had failed. After taking two weeks' treatment I was healed, and my leg was perfectly well. I cannot express the uplifting which I received,—the change from sorrow to happiness. I was also healed of a rupture of three years' standing, which was overcome in four months.

My prayer is that infinite wisdom, Truth, and Love may keep me ever worthy to be found in the onward and upward march of the true Christian Scientist. Now I see what Jesus meant when he said, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." What a happy thought to know that when in trouble we can call for divine help. I have had much done for me, for which I am most grateful. In the constant study and application of Christian Science I am content, knowing that only as I am obedient to God's commands can I prove my sincerity. I thank God for the help that came to me when I was in utter despair and darkness, and I sincerely acknowledge the good which has come to me through Mrs. Eddy.

September 9, 1905
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