Five years ago, when I first had occasion to turn to...

Five years ago, when I first had occasion to turn to Christian Science and was healed of a stomach disorder from which I had suffered for years, I thought I felt grateful. From that time until the present, my experience has been varied. Every human need has been met through Truth, and I have lacked no good thing. I have also had the wonderful blessing of being able to help others; and I can say that I have indeed been born again.

All this would make any man feel grateful, but there was a test awaiting me which to sense might well bring forth the agonizing cry, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" My wife was suddenly taken from me under the most painful circumstances. I was called to my home to find that her clothes had taken fire, and on account of the injuries received she had quickly passed on. I knew that if Christian Science meant to me all that I had thought it did, this was the time for me to prove it. I tried to realize that none of God's children can ever die, and that the evidence before me presented only what mortal mind had outlined. All the life, the love, the individuality that ever had been, still existed, and to find it I must rise to a higher plane of thought. I saw the truth of what Mrs. Eddy says on page 264 of Science and Health: "The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal. Mortals must look beyond fading, finite forms, if they would gain the true sense of things."

The sense of relief I then felt cannot be expressed in words. The next few days proved even more conclusively what a wonderful healing balm Christian Science is, for though I was the recipient of many messages of consolation and sympathy, they did not and could not heal grief, although I knew that they were the highest expressions of love the human heart could offer.

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Testimony of Healing
Three years ago I became interested in Christian Science...
September 12, 1914

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