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.

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