"When angels visit us," Mrs. Eddy writes, "we do not...

"When angels visit us," Mrs. Eddy writes, "we do not hear the rustle of wings, . . . but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 306).

A few years ago I went one evening in great distress to a Christian Science reading-room. After two operations for severe muscular eye-strain without gaining relief, I became nervous and discouraged, and was in great suffering. Even with glasses I could scarcely read by artificial light. At the reading-room I opened the Bible. The type was blurred, but I read and repeated to myself, "He shall give his angels charge over thee." I was so tired that I was glad to leave it all to God, and in this moment of self-surrender my pain passed away. I was instantaneously healed, and the glasses, worn for three years, were laid aside forever. I use my eyes freely, and though there have been slight returns of pain, each time it has been overcome promptly, until the occasions, grown less and less frequent, are not worthy of mention.

As I learned to seek "first the kingdom of God," all my needs, great and small, were met through divine Love, one demonstration following another. Gratitude is a small return for the blessings received, for the benefit of class instruction, for the help of my dear teacher and friends, for our Christian Science literature and reading-rooms, and for my own home. Jesus said, "Physician, heal thyself," and Mrs. Eddy declared that "the warfare with one's self is grand" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 118). I long to be worthy to be known as a Christian Scientist.

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Testimony of Healing
When Christian Science was brought to my attention by a...
June 12, 1915

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