Christian Science came into my life thirteen years ago,...

Christian Science came into my life thirteen years ago, at a time when everything else had failed me and I was a despondent, melancholy woman. I turned to this religion for physical healing, but when its spiritual side was presented to me, I seemed to lose sight of all else. It was just what I had been hungering and thirsting for all my life. I had been reared in the teachings of one of the Christian churches, but early in life I began to realize that this belief could not be made practical, that I could not make it a part of my everyday life, as it seemed to me we should be able to do. Through many doubts and defeats I made the best of my religion for some years, but finally came to the point where it brought me no peace whatever, and I was ready to do as Job's wife wanted him to do, namely, "curse God, and die." I do not remember to have heard the name Christian Science up to this time, when I witnessed a case of healing which interested me to such an extent that about a year later I turned to it myself for relief from physical ills.

I wish I had words to express the wonderful sense of peace, joy, and happiness that came into my life as a result of this teaching, which not only makes clear to us man's relationship to God, but also enables each one to prove it for himself. Many trials and difficulties have come into my experience since knowing something of this demonstrable religion, but I have always had the assurance of God's protecting love and care. For my physical healing I am thankful to God, but I am much more thankful that today it is my privilege to know Him as our loving Father-Mother. I am indeed grateful to that noble woman, Mrs. Eddy, who was willing to face a frowning world that we might have this wonderful message.

Laura B. McKenzie, Los Angeles, Cal.

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Testimony of Healing
I gladly testify to the blessings which God has bestowed...
March 28, 1914

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