The truth of the Scripture that "the Lord's hand is not...

The truth of the Scripture that "the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save," has been proved in our family many times during the twenty-four years in which we have been striving to assimilate the teachings of Christian Science. A retrospective view of the time we have devoted to gaining an understanding of Christian Science, brings to mind many instances—some of extremely serious aspect, others not so serious—in which the discordant mists of material sense have been dispelled, and we have been lifted, as it were, from deep darkness and despair into the sunlight of Truth, and made joyful and grateful beyond expression that we have come to know, in a measure, the only true and living God, who heals all our diseases.

Twenty-four years ago we were hopelessly involved in the discords of the world. The old orthodox belief that God is a humanly circumscribed being, far distant from the immediate needs of mankind, was deeply rooted in our waning religious faith. In previous years, when the material environment was harmonious, and there were no fleshly discords to disturb our mental tranquillity, this belief in God as operating at a vague distance had remained unquestioned; but when physical distrees came upon us, and we had no apparent means of getting rid of it, then the sufferer in our home instinctively reached out to the one God to whom we all turn for guidance and protection when every other means has failed. It was then, too, that the fallacy of believing in a distant God gradually dawned upon us and we began to yearn for a God who was near, who not only had compassion upon us, but who would show the love of a father by removing our trouble. Thus we were forced to abandon the teachings and beliefs of a lifetime. This was not difficult to do, however, for the thorns of the flesh forced us on, and in our thirst for more practical things in religion we found Christian Science.

The difficulties which beset our home were numerous and varied, but perhaps the most serious one related to the health of the mother. Always of a rather delicate constitution, and threatened with serious ailments which were supposed to be hereditary, her life had not always been harmonious. After marriage, however, this latent weakness took a more serious turn, developing into organic inaction of the stomach and heart; and this trouble, together with other complications, threatened dissolution. At this point she learned of the miraculous healing through Christian Science of a relative who had been suffering from a physical disorder that was hopeless from the standpoint of materia medica. Upon inquiring into this wonderful cure, my mother was given the text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, to read. Her mental condition was ripe for the acceptance of the truth contained therein, and the perusal of this book dispelled the diseased beliefs which had marred the happiness of our home so seriously; in short, she was healed.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with a heart full of gratitude for the daily blessings...
March 14, 1914

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