At the time Christian Science found me I thought I had...

At the time Christian Science found me I thought I had lost all that made life worth living. At one blow husband, love, home, and money were taken from me, and for three and a half years I wandered restlessly about the world, thinking I should never be happy again; longing for contentment and peace, but finding none until I heard of Christian Science, over a year ago. Since then I have been experiencing that "warfare with one's self" which Mrs. Eddy tells us is "grand" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 118). Having had a garden full of weeds, there still is much work to be done; but I now know that perfect peace is to be had here and now, when the overcoming has been accomplished. I have also learned where to look for true happiness, and that it is only obtained by seeking our own in another's good.

Besides the spiritual and moral enlightenment I have received through the help of those dear friends who have led me to the light, there have also been some proofs of healing for which to be grateful. A very few weeks after I heard of Christian Science I was called upon to make my choice between the surgeon and God for the healing of my child of abnormal growths and enlarged glands. I felt that the opportunity was given me to test the healng power of Christian Science, and I am thankful to say I was impelled to try it, with the result that the child's health began to improve almost immediately, and a fortnight later she was healed of the growths, in proof of which I had a doctor's certificate. The throat was, however, still in a bad state, and I was on the eve of going to France for the summer holidays, though the doctor had said it would be very unwise to do so. I risked it, however, knowing the truth, and that condition also was shortly overcome. Since then I have been relieved of corns, and both myself and my little girl have been healed of measles. During our treatment fot this, all the falsity of the evidence of disease was clearly seen, yet it vanished entirely, leaving no after effects whatever. The child was out for a long walk on the sixth day, looking perfectly well and healthy.

I was astonished to find, when in France, that Christian Science had penetrated even to the out-of-the-way little old town of Lisieux. A working man there was suffering supposedly from the effects of sunstroke and was out of his mind. His wife had been healed instantaneously some years before, of small-pox, and she begged to be put in touch again with the healing power, as she felt sure that her husband could also be helped. I wrote to England to a Christian Science practitioner, asking for help, which was promptly given, and in two weeks the man was healed and back at work again. This seemed to my small knowledge of Christian Science very wonderful, as neither I not the practitioner had any communication with the people save through a Protestant clergyman whose parishioners they were, and in whose house I was staying, many miles away from Lisieux. Fear has also left me since I came into Christian Science. When I brought my child to England from the East, I was afraid of the English climate for her, and went from place to place, seeking air that would suit her. Now I know that God's child lives, and moves, and has her being in Him, and is surrounded by the atmosphere of Love and Truth; that she is not dependent upon, nor influenced by, material atmosphere, and this knowledge is a great source of comfort to me.

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Testimony of Healing
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May 14, 1910

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