It is with the deepest thankfulness that I acknowledge the...

It is with the deepest thankfulness that I acknowledge the many blessings which Christian Science has brought into my life. I therefore add my testimony with the sincere hope that it may encourage others to take up the study of this glorious truth which brings us out of bondage. When I first had Christian Science brought to my notice, I was a practising physician in a large city, with a family of four dependent upon me. I saw the power of Truth to heal in Christian Science, but I put it aside, as when Agrippa said unto Paul, "Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian." I would not heed the call, but continued until death took out of mortal sight my eldest daughter. I then mourned bitterly, for I had no God. I had lost the only concept of God I ever had when our minister came and, kneeling at the bedside, prayed we might be resigned to the will of God. I ended his prayer with a protest that I could not love a God who would take so bright and happy a young woman out of a home that needed her, and my old religion was gone. For six years I would not be comforted, and materia medica had put upon me the law that I would go insane if I did not take up some line of active work.

I went South to save the youngest daughter from tubercular disease, andwhile there, and far enough away from those who knew me,—for I had scoffed at what I thought to be Christian Science, and also at Mrs. Eddy,—I wanted to prove the truth of the healing, then like Thomas of old I would believe. Oh, the joy when I had the proof in the healing of a loved one! Then my own healing followed, and with it a longing for the book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." It is now over four years since this truth came to me, during which time God has been our only physician for every ill. In these years, blindness, typhoid fever, abscess of long standing, neuralgia, bronehial trouble, and many minor ailments, have been overcome with the application and understanding of divine Truth; but the spiritual uplift and peace with God is beyond what mortal tongue or pen can express. It was a bright and happy day for me when I could realize the truth of these words from Revelation: "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

September 20, 1913

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