When I was five years of age my ankle became affected...

When I was five years of age my ankle became affected with paralytic trouble, and for about two months I was unable to take a step. My parents tried everything, hoping to find relief; but although I walked again, that ankle was never secure, so I received many serious falls. I also suffered constant pain in some part of my body. My eyes became very weak, and a specialist said I would always have to wear glasses, which I did constantly for five years. Then the paralytic trouble appeared in my face. I would go to bed at night wishing that I might sleep on; then the thought would come that I could not leave my mother, who had been a never-failing help during all those weary years, but to-day those years of pain and sorrow seem to me as a dream.

A dear friend, knowing I was in need of help, asked me to try Christian Science; which I did, and in it have found strength and peace. I laid aside my glasses, never to need them again. In the past eleven years God has never failed me in anything when I have trusted Him absolutely. Christian Science teaches that God is no respecter of persons, and I know that divine Love is for us all if we will only open our doors to receive that aid. I trust that this experience may help to lift some one out of darkness into light, even as I have been lifted. My gratitude to God, and to our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, increases each hour for the many blessings which have come to me; and my daily prayer is that I may be humble enough to "love away" all that is unlike God, all that is not good, so that only what is real and eternal may appear in my life.

Idabelle Day Coutant, New Britain, Conn.

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