Some fourteen years ago, in removing a small piece of...

Some fourteen years ago, in removing a small piece of steel which had lodged in one of my eyes, the physician discovered that my eyelids were affected with a disease which required attention. After treating me for this trouble for six months or more, the physician noticed a condition of the eyes for which he gave me further treatment. He then informed me that I would need to wear glasses, and from that time until I was healed in Christian Science I used glasses continually.

Some two and a half years ago I heard a great deal about Christian Science, and being an active member in an orthodox church, I felt that I wanted to know something about this Science for myself. On consulting with my wife, it was decided that we would send for a copy of Science and Health and read it as a piece of literature. It was our custom on Sunday afternoons to read aloud to each other, and when this book came we started to read it aloud the same as we would, any other. One Sunday, while I was thus reading Science and Health, I realized that I did not need my glasses, and I so stated to my wife. Taking them off, I put them aside and continued to read for an hour or more. From that time to this I have never felt the need of glasses, nor experienced any sense of pain or inconvenience, although my work has been as close and continuous as before.

Peculiar as it may seem, neither my wife nor I said anything about this experience to others, and very seldom mentioned it ourselves. My friends did not seem to notice that I had taken off my glasses, and only two or three asked about it. I was grateful for this, in a way, but strangely enough I did not seem to realize just what had taken place or my own responsibility in the case. Several months later I was rudely awakened from this apathy by the dark shadow of the belief in disease and death, which fell upon one who was very dear to me. Suffice it to say that during this experience I saw as it were the "burning bush," and realized that a change had been wrought in my whole understanding of life, and that I had a work to do. As truth after truth has been revealed to me through my study of Science and Health, my cup is full. I realize as never before what true joy and happiness mean, and I know that our foundation is laid upon the rock, Christ, Truth.

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