It is with a glad and grateful heart that I testify to great...

It is with a glad and grateful heart that I testify to great benefits derived from Christian Science. In September, 1904, I began a term of school work in Evarts, a new town in South Dakota. I had suffered from numerous ailments for about five years, the most aggravating of which was eye trouble, and although I tried glasses, electricity, and various other material means of healing prescribed by five different doctors, I received no permanent benefit. No treatment seemed to have any power over the distressing sensation in my eyelids. None of the medical practitioners seemed able to diagnose the case, and each came to the conclusion that my nervous system was run down and that I needed a tonic. It is needless to say that I was greatly discouraged. I depended upon teaching for a livelihood, and the condition of my eyes made my daily work very trying, so much so that I often went home at night in misery and tears, wondering if there were not something, somewhere, that would relieve me. The janitor at the school was interested in Christian Science, and as he often heard me complaining, he advised me to give Science a trial. I soon decided to put my case into the hands of a Christian Science practitioner who resided in the same village. From the very first I knew that I was improving, and that Christian Science is of God. I was treated for three weeks, and during that time I began to realize what it means to live, and to feel that God is indeed an ever present help "in time of trouble." I have gained gradually ever since I first began studying Science and Health, until now those friends who will admit it say I am a new creature physically. I have learned to love the teachings of the Bible, whereas before I seemed to get almost nothing from them.

Deliverance from bodily ills is indeed wonderful, and is cause for life-long gratitude to our dear Leader for her tireless efforts to help suffering humanity, but it is the spiritual regeneration, the desire to live daily a purer life, the uplifting for which every true Christian Scientist is most grateful. Through the study of the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," we receive the assurance that we shall know the truth and the truth shall make us free,—free from sin, disease, and the fear of death, and that as we awake in God's likeness we shall be made rulers over many things.—Myrtle M. Potter, Selby, S. Dak.

October 26, 1907

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