The sweet, healing influences of Christian Science have...

The sweet, healing influences of Christian Science have come into my life so naturally and so gradually that I scarcely know where to begin to tell of its many blessings to me. For a long time I had been dissatisfied with my religious experience, and though there were times when God was revealed to me in such a way that I felt sure I was His child, yet I no longer enjoyed the church services. They seemed to me so full of outward forms that my heart cried out in anguish for a satisfying knowledge of God.

The Bible was a sealed book to me. I tried to read it from a sense of duty, but derived little real benefit from so doing, and I finally gave up reading it altogether. I was taught almost from infancy to pray, but in my early childhood I found that my most earnest prayers were not answered, and this experience only added to the discouragement of later years. In a state of great mental darkness, my prayer resolved itself into this single petition: "Father, show me Thy way so plainly that I cannot be mistaken!" This prayer was constant, sometimes uttered on my knees, again at my work, but it was always with me, "the heart's sincere desire," and it brought its reward. In addition to my darkened mental state, I was a great sufferer from a spinal and so-called femal trouble, with headache, backache, sleeplessness, nervousness, and protracted spells of depression.

I had been told by a reputable physician that only an operation would relieve me, but I felt I could not submit to it so I wandered on through the wilderness, helplessly, almost hopelessly, until Christian Science was mentioned by a friend. I was a willing listener, for I was hungry for the truth, and as this friend and her mother told me that I could not only be made well but kept well, it seemed indeed a sweet message. As a result of this conversation, I began taking treatment in Christian Science. In a short time I was healed of all the most distressing conditions to which I had been in bondage so long, and I entered into a new world of mental and physical freedom. I realized that I had found God, and that my prayer for the plain path had been answered.

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Testimony of Healing
We came into Christian Science as the result of the healing...
June 21, 1913

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