Gratefully do I write this testimony, in gratitude for...

Gratefully do I write this testimony, in gratitude for having found in Christian Science the liberty which is man's birthright. In November, 1905, when life seemed a burden and God far from me. I accepted this blessed truth which has made me free. Bound as it seemed by mortal laws; chained with fears of almost every description, physically and mentally sick. I finally yielded to the thought that Christian Science might benefit me, and though I have been in the wilderness of human beliefs, the spiritual is gaining an ascendency. Many times have I seemed to descend into the "valley of humiliation," but Truth's summit is becoming nearer and clearer. To reach it requires the laying aside of false hopes and beliefs; it necessitates the banishment of hate and the putting on of the garment of divine Love. Our Leader says, "Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you" (Science and Health, p. 571). For about fifteen years I wore glasses, but removed them more than a year ago. One by one material remedies were discarded, being replaced by the understanding of Christ, Truth, the only Healer. Many fears have been abolished, and as I am released from such bondage I can indeed realize that "God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of a sound mind." I thank God that He has given us His holy Word: that He has bestowed His blessing upon the noble woman who has shown us how to walk in the way of Life. The Sentinel, with its watchword upon the cover, gives us many helpful thoughts, teaching us the necessity of obeying that command which is given not to one. but to all the command to "watch." The Journal and Lesson Sermons also tend to increase our spiritual store.

The gratitude for my healing, both physical and spiritual, must be expressed in doing God's will.

Helen I. Kinsman, Springfield, Mass.

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