Fifteen years ago the world looked very dark to...

Fifteen years ago the world looked very dark to me, as I was then taken to a hospital. I had for fifteen years previous suffered from many ailments, but most severely from what the doctors pronounced a chronic stomach trouble. At last I could not eat anything without causing distress, and as I had to work hard to support myself I completely collapsed, and I felt that death would be my only relief. I had some relatives visiting in Denmark at that time, and they urged me very much to come to this country. I asked the doctor if he thought I could do it, and he said, "Why not stay here and die, as you may never get there; but at any rate you must not go to work."

I came to this country in May, 1893, and during the summer went to work for a friend of my relatives. She was a Christian Scientist, and when told of my poor health she talked to me about Christian Science. I could not understand much English, nor could I believe that praying to God would heal me, as I had always prayed to God and very earnestly, but the lady's words did not return to her void. I was completely healed during my stay in her home, without any regular treatment, but by the power of divine Love which is always recognized in a true Scientist's home, and through the declaration that nothing unlike God can abide there. Life became a joy to me, and I could eat everything set before me and do my work with pleasure.

In 1895 I was married, and next year a baby girl was born in our home. I had by this time taken up the study of Christian Science, and relied on it entirely, and I did find God an ever-present help. The baby was born at seven o'clock and an hour later I partook of the family supper. This was Sunday, and on Tuesday I got up in the morning and attended to my regular duties all day, and have not been in bed one day since from any ailment.

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Testimony of Healing
Four years ago I was sick and very unhappy
October 17, 1908

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