Humbly, prayerfully, and with an earnest desire that...

Humbly, prayerfully, and with an earnest desire that this may be helpful to some one in need, I write my acknowledgment of benefits received in Christian Science. Never more fully than at the present time have I realized how much I owe to its Discoverer and Founder for her gift of love to the world. For nearly fifteen years I have been reaping the fruits of Mrs. Eddy's sowing, and the seed has indeed proved good, springing up, as it has, from such unpromising soil. After having been a partial invalid for several years, with no hope of ever being well,—being able to walk but little and always with fear, suffering from nervous illness in a chronic form, a loss of muscular power which the doctors claimed could never be regained, and with no love for God in my heart, as I then believed Him to be the author of my suffering,—I was slowly and surely healed when I turned to the life-giving truth, as found in the Bible and the Christian Science text-book.

At first I received treatment from a practitioner, and was freed from the sense of limitation in walking, besides improvement in many ways. Then I took up the task of eradicating all inharmonious conditions from the body by the understanding of the truth. For three years I studied and worked, struggling with recurring symptoms, on account of my inability to become as "a little child," until I at last found myself free. In the mean time, a change far greater than the physical was being made in my mentality, for which I am trying to show my gratitude by striving to follow in the footsteps of the great Way-shower. Having gained, in some degree, an understanding of what God is and of man's relationship to Him, I have been enabled to help others to drop their burdens at the feet of Christ and "bear a song away," thus proving the truth of these beautiful words of our Master: "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, ... For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." The light of Love and of spiritual understanding brings no burden.

I. I. Hildreth, Lowell, Mass.

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Testimony of Healing
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April 24, 1909

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