I have been asking myself daily if I were doing all I could...

I have been asking myself daily if I were doing all I could for the cause of Truth, which makes men free from sin, sickness, and death. Then it came to me that I had never written for our periodicals, although I have been helped, cheered, and strengthened by what others have contributed. At the time I came into the understanding of Christian Science I was very ill indeed in mind and in body, and I had the strongest opposition from relatives and friends. My healing was slow, very slow; but now I am most grateful for this, since it compelled me to strive the harder for an understanding of Truth. I had been an active church-member for some years, but was in a most darkened state when the truth dawned upon my consciousness. My prayers had not been answered. I could not understand the plan of salvation, and I did not know how to pray aright. I was beginning to wonder if there was a God after all.

In the darkest hour I was led to read this passage in Isaiah : "I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them." These promises seemed like a voice from heaven, and I held to them day and night, striving to know that they were for me, and feeling sure they would lead me to light as yet unseen. Shortly after this I was led to take, up the study of Christian Science, but with little hope of its healing me, as I had many ailments that materia medica could not even relieve, although for many years I had spent every dollar I had in search of health. I have been entirely freed from the lung trouble that kept me in bondage so long, also healed of a broken bone in the foot that the doctor could not heal. Besides this, the malice, envy, and resentment which filled my consciousness have all disappeared as the truth has been poured in. It was eight years before I was completely healed, but there was a constant gain for the better from the start. While I am most grateful for the physical healing, it is the spiritual understanding that fills me with joy. To know that God is ever present and omnipotent, meets every want and quiets every fear. I could write pages about the many trials and triumphs I have had since coming into Christian Science, and some of these stand out as lights, urging me on to greater endeavor.

Testimony of Healing
Since coming into Christian Science I have been helped in...
October 24, 1914

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