I have desired for some time to send a few words of...

I have desired for some time to send a few words of gratitude to our periodicals, and will delay no longer. I am thankful for Christian Science for many reasons, some of which I will give. Christian Science found me trying to serve God as a blind leader of the blind. I was filled with the fear of death for myself as well as for others. I see now that I did not know God, for God is Love and "perfect love casteth out fear." To know God is life eternal, and I am thankful to have the privilege of living in the light of the Christian Science gospel. I have been lifted out of sorrow, and I feel sure, though I have been severely censured by loving relatives and friends for entering this new-old way, that I have been able to help them, whereas I might otherwise have been a care and burden.

I have experienced healing through Christian Science on several occasions. In the winter of 1907 I was to all appearances quite sick with a heavy cold. Our family physician was very much worried about me, as were also my relatives, who thought I should be taking material remedies, as I had symptoms of serious lung trouble. I tried to overcome fear for myself, but as I was suffering very much, I thought I had better have help; so I wrote to a practitioner for absent treatment, as there were no Scientists near me. On the day my letter reached the practitioner I began to be relieved, and was soon healed. I did not take any medicine at that time, nor have I taken any for the past eight or nine years. At this Easter season I am thankful to have a clearer understanding of the resurrection,—that great awakening to a knowledge of the true man as the image of God, Spirit, which enables us to worship God "in spirit and in truth."

October 31, 1908
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