It was not for physical healing, though I was sadly in...

It was not for physical healing, though I was sadly in need of it, that I commenced the study of Christian Science, but merely out of curiosity to learn, if I could, how my husband's healing had been accomplished. Greatly to my surprise, after about three months' reading of Science and Health, one chronic ailment, severe headaches, and several minor ailments, left me entirely, never to return. I had known of Christian Science for some years, and know now that I had been benefited by my mother's changed thought. When she found the truth, she was anxious for me to have the comfort of it, and so I read Science and Health, but I read it hurriedly and uncomprehendingly, for I was then too densely material in thought and desire to understand anything so lofty and spiritual as is our wondrous text-book.

The saying that "man's extremity is God's opportunity" was true in my case, for after groping in spiritual darkness and becoming utterly tired of everything in life, embittered by the passing away of our only child, holding rebellious thoughts toward God, sick in every sense, and on the verge of "ending it all" (as I then believed death would do), I turned with my husband, who had been healed in ten days of asthmatic trouble, to the study of Christian Science. In my reading I was strongly impressed by the sentence, "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need" (Science and Health, p. 494), and suddenly the understanding of God as Love burst on my thought. I cried for days, to think of all my wasted years, given over to worldly pleasures; then I turned in gratitude to God for His goodness in giving to this age one dear woman, pure and unselfish enough to bear such a message to sin-sick, tired humanity. Before knowing the truth as taught in Christian Science, I was considered very nervous and extremely sensitive, but Christian Science has taught me that supersensitiveness is selfishness, pure and simple, and my daily desire is to be as a little child in thought, open to Truth, and "sensitive" only to good. I have been almost entirely relieved of nervousness, and some severe attacks of sickness have been met and overcome in truth.

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