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It is now seven years since I heard of Christian Science,...
It is now seven years since I heard of Christian Science, which came in direct answer to my prayer for more light and understanding. From childhood I had always a great desire to be good and useful. I worked earnestly in the orthodox church, but as years went on I was unable to solve the human problems which to me seemed unjust and unfair. Nov. 5, 1898, I cried in sore distress, "If there be a God, show me where and what He is." Instantly, though tears were rolling down my face, I felt such a sense of the presence of divine Love that it lifted me above all pain and sorrow. As I went on with my work there was a great spiritual awakening. The same evening a friend from America called, and told me he had a book which he wished me to read. This was the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and I read it with eagerness and felt sure that it gave the spiritual sense of the Bible. It has since been my daily companion, and has so illumined the Bible that it is dearer than ever before. It divides rightly the Scriptures, and teaches me to discern between the false and the true. In the study of the Lesson-Sermons week by week and proving in small beginnings the teachings of Christian Science, I have found it to be the pearl of great price—the truth which makes us free. Before knowing of Christian Science I suffered much from colds and bronchial affections, but since then my remedy has always been in divine Mind. Whenever the thought of a cold tempts me, this medicine is at hand and the healing is much quicker than in the old way, and without money or price. As I gained an understanding of Science I received a call to stand for Truth, and I have learned what the cross of Christ means—what it means to be misunderstood by those we wish most to help.
The understanding of God as infinite Mind, and man as His idea or expression, gives us the dominion which has been hid by the clouds of material sense. It has been my joy and privilege to meet with other Scientists in various places in England and I am always blessed by attending the meetings. I know that in time the churches will love Christian Science, as our Leader says. I am truly grateful for all the helpful literature in the Sentinel and Journal, and my one desire is to grow in the knowledge of good and to be governed by the one God,—divine Love. I can truly say that when we seek the Lord with all our heart. He is found to be our strength, health, and source of supply—ever-present and all-powerful.
Miss E. North, Codnor, Derby, England.
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The Annual Meeting
William B. Johnson, William P. McKenzie, Willis F. Gross
San Francisco, Cal.
Thomas H. Lord
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
A Contrast of Forty Years
S. P. Bancroft
The Appeal of a Great Occasion
Annie M. Knott
"Blest be the tie that binds"
John B. Willis
Letters to our Leader
with contributions from H. Elizabeth Roberts, Victoria Murray, Robert E. Carey, Mary Tomlinson, S. Dunn, Achsah D. Osborn, R. F. Dockery, May D. Dockery, Violet J. Carpenter, Benj. H. Norton, Lucy E. Mann, William M. Goodwin
with contributions from Jacob S. Shield, Homer Cook, J. V. Parker, Mayor Randall
R. F. Horton
For eighteen long, weary years I suffered with what the...
Mary J. McClintick
Our eldest daughter was taken sick and our family doctor...
W. George Dunlop
I desire to make a public acknowledgment of the benefits...
George W. Maxfield
I have received much help, both spiritually and physically,...
Malinda K. Overman
Twice (with the hope of afterwards taking the regular...
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