My thought goes out in gratitude for physical healing and...

My thought goes out in gratitude for physical healing and the understanding that Christian Science has brought to me of the "life that maketh all things new," for "the freer step, the fuller breath" in which I am rejoicing today. Before coming into Christian Science, I did not know what it meant to take a free full breath. I was a sufferer from asthma of a peculiarly distressing type. At first it came upon me as an occasional attack during the damp or extreme cold of the winter season, alternating with acute lung trouble; finally it became an almost constant companion, complicated with severe kidney and stomach disorders. I went north and south, east and west, in search of a cure, but all to no avail. The doctors' decision was that I had lung trouble and was not long for this world.

After a sojourn of some months in the Rocky mountains, I returned to my home city, Chicago, thoroughly disheartened and discouraged. I became very much worse, and at last turned to Christian Science. I had been reminded of this teaching in Denver, as it was from a lady of that city that I had first learned of it on the train. She had told me of the wonderful healing, through a Chicago practitioner, of a malignant growth in its last and so-called fatal stage about twenty years ago. I did not investigate this teaching, however, until I had thoroughly proved that materia medica could do nothing for me. It is about thirteen years since I came into Christian Science, and I have been completely healed of all those complaints which to me were so painfully real. Truth has been my only physician, and is my remedy at hand under all circumstances and conditions. I am rejoicing in perfect health, and everybody says I look as if I had never been ill in my life.

We are all truly grateful for the physical healing, but immeasurably more so for the understanding which enables one not only to help one's self, but also to lift others out of despondency into a knowledge of the blessed truth which is healing and regenerating all mankind. I am thankful to God, and grateful to Mrs. Eddy for her wonderful book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," which is teaching and leading us into a knowledge of the Christ and his saving truth.—Marie B. Lyman, Los Angeles, Cal.

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Testimony of Healing
I have long felt the desire to express my gratitude for all...
June 20, 1914

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