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While serving in the English army I lost the sight of my...
While serving in the English army I lost the sight of my right eye. Receiving my discharge a few months later, I came to this country and then went to a hospital in the East for treatment for both eyes, as the left was greatly inflamed and the lids affected. Not receiving any relief, I was advised to try a noted specialist, which I did, and for the next fifteen years I was continually going from one specialist to another, seeking help. About seven years of that period I could not go where there was a strong light, so in the evenings I lived in darkened rooms, and in the daytime I could not go out in the sunlight without wearing smoked glasses. The suffering I endured was almost unbearable, and I was continually praying for help,—relief, or even death to end the agony. Receiving no answer to my prayers, I felt I was getting farther and farther away from God, becoming almost an agnostic. I never went to church during that period, and my Bible was never opened. In fact, the only reading I ever did at that time was to glance at the head-lines of newspapers. The last specialist I was with, after a year's treatment succeeded in slightly restoring the sight of the eye, and by the use of strong lenses I was enabled to read for short periods only, but even that would result in great distress.
Since coming to Christian Science, I had succeeded in working out several problems in the past few years, by reading "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," so about eighteen months ago I decided with the slight understanding which I had of Christian Science to try to work out the problem of my eyes. I realized that it was as easy for God to heal my eyes as it was for Him to have healed my headaches and other minor troubles; so, continually holding to the thought of man as God's perfect child, and that in Him was my sight, I was enabled in about three months to lay aside the glasses which I had continuously worn for over twenty-five years, and I can truthfully say that I can see today better than I ever could in my life before. The working out of these problems in Christian Science has given me a knowledge of the Bible such as I never possessed before, and the physical healing cannot be compared with the spiritual quickening which I have received and which points to the regeneration of all mankind.
I write this testimony with the feeling of deepest gratitude to God, and to our revered Leader, Mrs. Eddy, for bringing to poor suffering humanity this demonstrable truth which is a panacea for all ills. It is also written with the hope that some despondent one may realize, as I did, that "divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need" (Science and Health, p. 494).
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THE TRUE BASIS OF HEALTH
THE UNUSED TALENT
ANNE MAY LILLY.
A. COPE STONE.
"PERFECT LOVE CASTETH OUT FEAR."
ELFIE M. MILES.
WHY NOT GREATER FAITH?
IDA T. DAVIS.
"THE DIAL IN THE ROSE-GARDEN."
Christian Science declares God to be Spirit, Soul, Mind,...
Edward W. Dickey
Our critic's opinion of the teachings of Christian Science...
George Shaw Cook
LILLIAN BARKER BEEDE.
GUARDING THE HOME
"THAT YE INCREASE MORE AND MORE."
John B. Willis
DIVINE SCIENCE UNCHANGING
Annie M. Knott
with contributions from Glenn M. Averil, Seymour Conover, Caleb Burchenal, Robert D. Edey, J. S. Hankins, Emma L. de Prosse,, Edgar Gerst,, James L. Mayson, Stanhope Patton
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It is with a heart full of gratitude that I write this testimony...
Mary R. Pack with contributions from A. Bloomer
I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science
Celia Ann Hayes
Having experienced a wonderful proof of the power of...
Richard W. Hunner
It is about eleven years since I became interested in...
Ethel Blodgett Cook
Since I came into Christian Science I have had a clearer...
Christiana S. Weedow
In gratitude to God, for Mrs. Eddy's discovery of...
Stella C. Battley
GOD IS LOVE
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from W. E. Orchard, Theodore Roosevelt