It gives me great joy to tell what Christian Science has...

It gives me great joy to tell what Christian Science has done for me. Before I understood its teaching my life was full of trouble and difficulty. Before I got over one trouble I seemed to have another, and sometimes it seemed altogether too much for me to bear, mentally and physically. I had studied religion all my life, and I knew very well that there was a state of heart and mind where all was joy and peace for the children of God, even in this world, but I could not get at it, although I sometimes had a glimpse of it which I enjoyed and realized for a short time. I had an inkling of it, but I could not get anything to meet permanently my difficulties.

When I first heard of the term Christian Science, I said to myself, "Science is all right, but what has science to do with Christianity?" Then, when a friend persisted in advising me to study it, I decided that as science is demonstrable, when I understood it I could prove it for myself; so I determined to find out what it meant. With that in view I began to read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. I did not confer with flesh and blood at all, I simply read to learn, as a little child might do. Before I had read many pages I began to find that there was some kind of life-giving power in the book. I felt I was becoming a new man; my understanding was quickened and enlightened, and I did not get so tired after a hard day's walking as I used to before I began to study the book. I also overcame a poor memory, and as my work was full of little details, forgetting had caused me a great deal of trouble. Now I very seldom forget anything, and if I do I remind myself that I ought not to forget, for I have the omnipotent Mind with me and around me to help me in my work; then the thought generally comes back instantly, proving that there is an overruling power to govern all things.

As the study of Christian Science cured my bad memory, and also dealt effectively with other troubles of a domestic nature, I then began to wonder if God could make my shoulders straight; I knew that of course He could. I was very round-shouldered, as I had hurt my shoulders when I was ten years old carrying pieces of wood that were too heavy for me. The bones and muscles were not fully developed when this happened, and consequently were displaced. When I trusted God to heal my shoulders I was lying in bed, and as I almost involuntarily stretched myself out I heard little clicks in the bones, and this kept on for three days until all the bones had gotten perfectly in place. I remember some years ago a doctor examined me in the Radcliffe infirmary, and he asked me if I had ever hurt my back. I told him that I had when ten years old. It got worse as I became older, and I always suffered from it more or less. Now, the bones are perfectly in place; and they were put right by almighty power, through the understanding of Christian Science, or what St. Paul calls "the law of the Spirit of life."

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Testimony of Healing
It is with a sense of deep gratitude and unspeakable love...
June 10, 1911

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