The psalmist said, "I had fainted, unless I had believed...

The psalmist said, "I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living;" and how surely this was true in my own case! Although I was only a young girl when Christian Science found me, yet life seemed hardly worth while. I had been under the care of physicians for five years, but had grown steadily worse. At last they gave me little hope of ever being well, but suggested an operation, the trouble being internal and supposed to have been caused by a fall. The fear of invalidism constantly haunted me. Many friends had advised my trying Christian Science, but somehow it had not appealed to me, until one Sunday afternoon I calleld on a practitioner. Never can I forget this visit; the peace, the rest, the love which I felt in that home is with me yet. I went there determined not to read any of the Christian Science literature, but at the second visit I asked for the text-book. I took it home and read it eagerly, and found its teaching beautiful, reasonable, and satisfying, although I could not understand it all. I had a complication of diseases (so the physicians had said), the internal trouble having brought on complications of the stomach and bowels; and my healing was slow. I had had heart trouble from childhood, and kidney disease developed later; but all these ailments have been healed by the truth as taught us in the Christian Science text-book, by Mrs. Eddy.

That I am grateful for all this no one will question, and I am also most grateful for our dear Leader, God's faithful messenger to this age. How happy I have been since I have known this truth; how thankful to know that I, too, may dwell "in the secret place of the most High," and abide "under the shadow of the Almighty." Truly can I say with the psalmist, "Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; to the end that my glory may sing praise to thee."

Mrs. Elizabeth J. Matthews, Denver, Col.

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Testimony of Healing
I began the study of Christian Science five years ago,...
May 30, 1908

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