Nearly five years ago I was engaged as organist by First...

Nearly five years ago I was engaged as organist by First Church of Christ, Scientist, in this city. I accepted the offer very reluctantly, for I was a zealous member of another denomination and had a great horror, or terror, of entering a Christian Science church. I would indeed have refused, had I not been in need of the salary offered me. At that time my sight, which had been defective since childhood, was giving me a great deal of trouble. Glasses, which had recently been prescribed for constant use by a reputable oculist, had given me but little relief, and the condition had become so bad that I kept my eyes closed whenever I could, and suffered considerably when I used them.

During the first nine or ten months of my service as organist for the Christian Science church, my sight continued very bad. I had by that time been awakened to the truth of Christian Science sufficiently to be freed from susceptibility to colds, and had been cured within a few hours of an attack of illness; also, instead of any superstitious dread of this religion, there was a joyous anticipation of the time when I should be admitted to fellowship in it. The defective sight, however, was a heavy burden. At this period I mentioned the difficulty to a kind practitioner, and he talked with me on the subject, from the Christian Science view-point, for about fifteen minutes. Two days later I was compelled to do some work of a kind which had always been a severe tax on my sight, but on this occasion, when I began the work I found my glasses quite troublesome, as if they did not fit, until finally I was forced to remove them. I finished the work with no greater difficulty than usual, and experienced no pain from it. I have not used the glasses since that day, and have had good sight ever since.

My spiritual vision, too, has been improved by Christian Science, and I can now catch faint gleams of that goal which, in spite of the declarations of Jesus and the revelations of John, we had been seeking as the astronomers seek unknown stars, until Mrs. Eddy made clear to us, through her writings, that in very truth "the kingdom of heaven is at hand," and not afar off. Surely, neither tongue nor pen can express the gratitude which one should feel toward God and His faithful messenger to this generation, for blessings such as I have received.

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Testimony of Healing
It has long been my desire to express my gratitude for all...
September 21, 1912

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