Words are not adequate to express my gratitude for...

Words are not adequate to express my gratitude for what Christian Science has brought to me in the past few months. When I began reading "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, I was burdened with a seemingly serious eye trouble, which had annoyed me for four years, and for the past two years had made any continued use of the eyes practically impossible, owing to the severe pains in head and eyes, together with great nausea, which followed any attempt to read or sew. During this time I had advice and treatment from two of the foremost oculists in the country without receiving any relief. When Christian Science came to my attention the same trouble came up when I tried to read, but I was told that if I would continue I would suffer no bad results. I had a great desire to understand the "little book" and continued reading. After a few day all pain disappeared, though to sense the appearance of the eyes was not pleasant: but I read persistently, being alone in a stranger city, with the result that at the end of a month I awoke one day to the fact that, although for many nights past I had read until very late and by a very poor light, I had read until very late and by a very poor light, my eyes were entirely healed. This was without a single treatment,—simply by reading the book. This encouraged me to apply for treatment for other physical ailments, with the result that a case of prolapsus, supposed the have been caused by a fall from a horse in childhood and pronounced by an authority on such cases as incurable without an operation, has been met. I had long since given up hope of ever getting any permanent relief, as I had no intention of submitting to an operation. This trouble has been as entirely eradicated as though it had never existed.

Two months after I began to read Science and Health, I was enabled to treat a badly burned forearm, so that the pain was controlled almost at once. The manifestation of a burn disappeared within three days and left no scar. These are but a few of the many benefits I have received in five months; they are but the signs that shall follow them that believe. The rescue from the mental darkness regarding God and His creation, in which I had wandered so long, is of greater value to me than any physical help could possibly be.

I can but feebly express the love and gratitude to God which goes constantly out when I recall the many blessings that have come in so short a time. To the dear Leader who has brought us up out of darkness into the clear sunlight of Truth, must ever be love, honor, and obedience from me. and my prayer is for more understanding of this simple and wonderful truth which enables us to follow the Master in the way he has appointed.

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January 20, 1906

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