Because I am grateful for all the good which Christian Science...

Because I am grateful for all the good which Christian Science has brought to me, I feel impelled to tell others how they, too, can drink of the same overflowing fountain of good. Four years ago I was without hope and without a God whom I could love or to whom I could look for help. A short time after taking up the study of Christian Science I had an opportunity of testing its power to heal. I was suddenly taken with an old and frequently recurrent attack of stomach trouble. My wife wired for treatment to a practitioner in this city, and my healing was instantaneous, for I immediately felt relief and that night slept soundly, which I had never been able to do for two or three nights after any previous attack. I have never had a recurrence of this ailment since that time, now nearly four years ago. I also found myself healed of another ailment, a close companion for many years, after studying Science and Health for six months. I had also worn eye-glasses for four years when Christian Science was brought to my notice, but this difficulty was also overcome through the reading of the text-book and without treatment.

Christian Science has met our every need in the home. In the case of one of our children, who was down with the measles, the evidence of the disease was very marked, but in three days after treatment all trace had gone and the child was as well as ever. Our little girl was quickly healed of a badly poisoned finger. The doctor who diagnosed the case said that unless the child had medical treatment, and at once, she would be dead in a week. A Christian Science practitioner was sought and treatment given, and in a very short time the finger was perfectly healed. Since hearing first of this healing truth, no material medicines have come into our home. For these and many other healings we cannot help but be grateful, and as each proof of God's power to heal is seen, we are made to exclaim, "Who is so great a God as our God?"

As our Leader has told us, the physical healing is the least part of Christian Science, and those who have felt and experienced the spiritual awakening which it brings know this to be true. Words are poor indeed to express in any degree the gratitude I feel for the true and expanding knowledge of God which Christian Science is revealing to me. The Bible, instead of being a book to read only on Sunday, I now find full of interest because I am reading it with a new and increasing understanding. I now find it possible to keep the commandment of Jesus to love my neighbor, because I have learned through Christian Science who and what my neighbor is; that he is God's child, and not a sinful mortal. This understanding of man has healed me of a criticizing habit, and I am more forgiving toward other people's faults. Many other sinful habits and desires have left me, and I am quite sure I am a better husband, father, and citizen than ever before. While much remains to be done before the Adam-dream can be wholly dispelled from my consciousness, and while this testimony is a slight token of my gratitude to God for having shown me the way through our dear Leader, I know I can best prove my gratitude in living the truth as far as I see it and so helping to bring the kingdom of God to others.

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Testimony of Healing
I consider it a great privilege to be able to testify to the...
August 19, 1911

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