It is with a sense of gratitude that I refer to the many...

It is with a sense of gratitude that I refer to the many helpful and encouraging testimonies which appear in our periodicals. I have reason to be very thankful for some measure of understanding of the divine Principle, the healing Truth, as unfolded to the world through Christian Science.

For many years I was in bondage to a bowel disorder that refused to yield to either medicine or hygiene. Medicines seemed to palliate, but they could not cure. At length I lost all confidence in materia medica, and having heard of Christian Science a few weeks before, and having read a portion of the text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," I applied for treatment. In less than a week my old enemy had disappeared. I was then residing in Salt Lake City. For this healing I felt very thankful to God, from whom all good emanates. I was also grateful for the spiritual awakening which resulted from it, and for my renewed interest in the Bible, much of which had seemed ambiguous and difficult to understand. In studying the weekly Lesson-Sermons in connection with Science and Health, the Bible pages soon began to glow with a new spiritual meaning that was uplifting and healing.

Mrs. Eddy says, "The Bible contains the recipe for all healing" (Science and Health, p. 406), and I have had a number of proofs of this in my own experience. Before I heard of Christian Science, I was for two weeks troubled with sleeplessness, and during that time slept hardly as much as I do now in two nights. One evening, soon after I became interested in Science, after an unusually busy day attended somewhat with worry, the thought presented itself that I was tired and nervous and would not sleep well. Then I turned to the Bible and read, "When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet." Immediately my thoughts became peaceful; I retired and enjoyed a good night's rest. At another time I had a severe pain in my side, which I tried to overcome by denying its seeming reality. Not getting relief at once, I said, Why not affirm the truth? I then silently repeated a promise in Isaiah: "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." Before I had finished, the pain vanished. Both of these experiences prove the truth of another promise in Isaiah: "And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear."

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