It is over twelve months since I first heard of Christian Science

It is over twelve months since I first heard of Christian Science. We had come to California from England to make our home, and after staying in Los Angeles a few months my husband's business took us to Santa Barbara, where I was taken very ill. A doctor was called in, as I was in a high fever. In a few days another trouble set in, for which I had injections of morphine. My suffering was terrible. My landlady at this time begged me to read a book called Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. I said I would read it whenever I felt able, as Christianity had ever been to me a favorite theme. The book was brought me and I read as often as I was able. At first I could not understand it, although I would often find something to comfort me. As I read on, the worth of its teaching was proved, for all the fever left me, although an operation was declared necessary. At this time I fervently prayed that God would show me in His own way what to do. The revelation came most beautifully to me. I awoke feeling that I was separated from all pain and sorrow. I was very happy, and for the first time in many weeks I used my limbs; they were normal, no pain in any movement. That night I had my first good sleep for many weeks. The operation was performed, but without either, and was almost painless. I left the hospital to return to Los Angeles and felt no fatigue from the journey, although my illness had lasted about four months. For many years I had taken medicine almost daily for bowel trouble, but this as well as other ailments has been overcome by Truth.

After coming to my home a serious condition appeared, and I felt that something should be done. The thought then came. Who does the healing work? By this time I had gained in understanding, and after an hour or so with Science and Health I lost all fear. I took my troubles to God in the way taught by Mrs. Eddy, and lived as near to this teaching as I could, and in about ten days all signs of the disease had vanished. I was well and have remained so. It seems impossible to describe my feelings during my healing. I was happy, I believed entirely that God would heal me, and that I was suffering only from an illusion of mortal sense; and the proof of this understanding was my healing. I thank God daily for Christian Science. Surely our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy, has ever her daily bread in the knowledge that her book is helping thousands to know of man's rightful inheritance. My gratitude to her can be best expressed in my daily life, and with God's help I shall prove myself worthy of Christian Science.

Rosa A. Ewing, Prospect Park, Cal.

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