I accepted Christian Science, took a few weeks' treatment,...

I accepted Christian Science, took a few weeks' treatment, and after studying the Bible in connection with Science and Health, in one year I was back in business, and have been constantly growing stronger in the Lord, seeking to follow as a little child in the way shown us, and experiencing that blessed assurance of God's love and His watchful care with a sense of peace, harmony, and trust in Him that is very satisfying, and that I never knew before.

The first of the evils to go was the tobacco habit. I had not thought it possible for me to quit smoking, and had not intended to quit, but I was honest in my search for the healing power of Christ, and while I was being treated for another ailment, I was healed of this habit in accordance with God's will, not mine. The healing from tobacco converted me at once, as I realized that it was no human power that had done the work, and I did not doubt from that time on. The healing was comparatively slow, and what seemed to me the greatest affliction was the last to go, for which I am now very thankful, as I can see the wisdom of God's way. I am now a well man, having experienced in a very large measure the spiritual and physical healing that makes us whole. First in importance I count the spiritual uplifting, that has enabled me to begin the construction of a new habitation, to build this new house upon a rock and not on the sand as was the old; to possess a structure not made with hands, but eternal in the heavens.

The second blessing I will name was the physical healing, and the other was the reunion with my beloved family, with whom I have been rejoicing now for more than a year. Coming to me from the East, after many years of enforced and cruel separation, we have been wonderfully blessed, our every need is supplied, and there is no more fear of poverty. Our faith is sufficient to carry us through this life, fearing no evil, for our trust is in God, who doeth all things well. The "old man" is being "put off," and the "new man" is growing in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ a little every day, and will some day attain that perfect state when Truth is altogether understood.

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October 30, 1909

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