I feel I cannot afford to let another year pass without a...

I feel I cannot afford to let another year pass without a word of gratitude through the Sentinel for blessings received from the study and work in Christian Science, for help and healing in the past years. I remember well the joy that came to me with the first article I ever read on the subject. It showed how Jesus' teachings could and should be made practical here and now. "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" was advertised on the back of the leaflet. The thought of a key to the Scriptures so charmed me, hungry as I was for a better understanding of man's relationship to God, that without consideration as to what this book might be, I ordered it the following day from the publisher. I had never heard of the book before, and no one had ever mentioned Christian Science to me, save a much-loved friend who a few weeks previous to that time had told me she was instantaneously healed by its methods, after being discharged from a hospital years before as incurable. The account of her healing had little weight with me, however, other than joy to see her well.

The book came, and I shall never forget how the title "Key to the Scriptures" held my thought, nor the interest I felt when I read the first line in the Preface,—"To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings." It was many months before I met a Christian Scientist or any one who knew anything about this teaching. I have since felt that I have great reason to rejoice in this search alone, for it was then I saw that Christian Science was the promise of Jesus fulfilled. Though I have passed through many hours of darkness and mental anguish since then, I have never doubted that a better understanding would clear the vision and destroy every phase of suffering and morbid human longing.

Testimony of Healing
In the hope that an account of my healing may help others,...
August 15, 1914

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