It is with a heart full of gratitude that I tell what Christian Science...

It is with a heart full of gratitude that I tell what Christian Science has done for me. Over ten years ago, I received my first help in Christian Science. I had suffered more or less for years from many physical troubles, extreme nervousness, weak heart, a cough, and a bronchial trouble which was fast settling in the lungs. I was supposed to have inherited the lung trouble from my father, as the entire family had passed away with it. In the fall of 1897 a friend of the family was healed, in Christian Science, of a serious eye trouble, and then soon after a dear sister was healed of a throat disease. I had been inclined to scoff at first, but I soon found that there was something in Christian Science after all. I then asked for help for myself, and I remember that the first day I talked with the practitioner I said, "I never expect to be well, but if I could live to be with my little ones a few years longer I would be satisfied." My healing was rapid. I visited the practitioner every day for one week and every other day the following week. The third day I bought a copy of Science and Health and began studying the Lessons, and that day I found myself healed of bowel trouble of many years' standing. I visited the practitioner often, when perplexing questions would arise, as I grew very slowly in my understanding of Truth. I had been a church member since I was twelve years of age, and found some things hard for me to accept at first.

Previous to this healing my physicians had urged me to go to southern California, and one of them had brought me the time-cards of the southern routes of travel, for they said I must avoid high altitudes, because of my heart and nerves. Two years after my healing, owing to a change in my husband's business, we went to Denver, Col., to live, and I soon found that I could go up into the mountains to an altitude of between nine and ten thousand feet above sea-level, with no unpleasant results, which proved to me the truth of what St. Paul says, that neither "height nor depth, . . . shall be able to separate us from the love of God." The nervousness was the last to yield. I find now, in looking back over these ten years, that just in proportion to the amount of faithful reading and putting into practice, daily, of what I learn from the study of the Bible and Science and Health, do I gradually rise above error. The unreality of sickness and sin is more clearly discerned, and the allness of ever-present Life, Truth, and Love.

It was my privilege to go East to the dedication of the completed Mother Church, in June, 1906, and to visit my native city, Providence, R. I. I have so much to be thankful for that words cannot express my gratitude to our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy, for giving us Science and Health, each edition making the way clearer; and for all the literature. I am grateful to all who have helped me to gain a better understanding of this truth, of which Jesus said, "The truth shall make you free."

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Testimony of Healing
Words fail me when I try to tell what Christian Science...
October 17, 1908

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