Christian Science came to me in the darkest hour of my...

Christian Science came to me in the darkest hour of my life, and for eleven years its light has never failed. From early childhood I had suffered with a severe stomach trouble, rheumatism, sleeplessness, and extreme nervousness, which had reduced me to a hopeless wreck. I had tried numerous physicians, electric massage, dieting, and many other material remedies without avail; and was using a drug in large doses for the only sleep I had. At that time I lost my mother (which to me meant the loss of home as well), and when the members of my church told me that I "must not rebel, or God might do something worse," I decided I did not want a God who would do such cruel things. I could not love Him, so I ceased trying to pray or to read the Bible, though for thirteen years I had been an active member of a church.

I had been for three months in this dreadful state, without God or hope in the world, when one day a Christian Science friend who had been a great comfort to me during my grief, asked me if I would go with her to a practitioner and get well. I replied that my mother had prayed all her life for me to be well; that she was a good woman, and I did not see why the practitioner's prayers should be answered when my mother's were not. I, however, said that I would go, but did not think it would help me. My friend asked me if I would drop the medicine, and I was willing to do so, as I had about lost faith in the remedies. I shall never forget that first visit to the practitioner—the sense of peace and rest I experienced. I could sit quietly for the first time in years. From that time I knew I would be well, though I believed it ought to take a long time I had been sick so long; but in less than two weeks the realization came that I was healed; I felt it all through my being; I ate a hearty meal, slept like a babe that night, and thus the long nightmare came to an end.

Testimony of Healing
I have long felt that I must express my gratitude for...
March 30, 1912

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