Since I came into Christian Science I have had a clearer...

Since I came into Christian Science I have had a clearer sense of God's nearness. To my shame and sorrow I must admit that I had given Him but scant thought in past years, but had gone on thoughtlessly, as so many others did, looking and seeking for health, rest, happiness, and pleasure in the world, but finding them not, little knowing, and probably not caring to know, that those things were to be found only in the realm of Mind. In the course of time I with my husband drifted into atheism, and then I was indeed most miserable.

So the years sped on, until I was nearing the threescore mark, living without hope or God in the world, and by this time I was quite ready to exclaim, as did Solomon, "All is vanity and vexation of spirit"! But at last, heartsick and weary, I declared, I will arise and go to my Father! By that time I had heard a good deal concerning Christian Science, and had concluded that this was what I wanted. At the first opportunity I joined First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Chicago, and later, The Mother Church in Boston, Now, after reading and pondering that marvelous work, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, I can tell of a very, very great change in my thought and experience. It is now over nine years since I came into Christian Science. I did not come for the physical healing, but solely for the spiritual insight which I saw it gave to those who understood its teachings, a measure at least of that peace which passes human understanding, and I greatly desired to possess it also. I however grasped the truth very slowly, and I often asked our Father for a clearer sense of Truth and Love.

Gradually the pearly portals opened from whence the healing waters flow, and since that glorious day I have been healed of many ills. I thank God that I have also been enabled to overcome innumerable discordant conditions, both for myself and others. I have proved over and over again the truth of the promise, "Before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear." Many times, when only two or three words of my prayer had been uttered, the healing has been accomplished, and my consciousness has been flooded with spiritual light. At last I see that all my supposed sorrows and trials of the long ago were but the "wholesome chastisements of Love" (Science and Health, p. 323), drawing me nearer to God.

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Testimony of Healing
In gratitude to God, for Mrs. Eddy's discovery of...
December 16, 1911

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