For a long time I have felt it a duty as well as a privilege...

For a long time I have felt it a duty as well as a privilege to express my gratitude for the many blessings Christian Science has brought into my life.

I knew of Christian Science for a number of years before accepting its teaching. I had purchased a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, which I read a little, then laid aside, thinking I could not understand it. Not until I was in a strange city, a complete wreck physically, and my money all gone, with the prospect of having to go back to the hospital (I had been there for nearly four months a few years before), did I turn fully to Truth. One day when alone something said to me, Why don't you give Christian Science a fair trial; they say it is God that does the healing, and if it is, He is no respecter of persons and will heal you. I hunted up the text-book, and when my husband came home he found me reading and asked what I had. When I told him, he had little faith I would be benefited, as he was a druggist; but I was desperate. By faithful study I was healed of chronic bowel disorder, female weakness, and nervousness that seemed worse than any pain; but the root of all the trouble was fear. I was afraid of everything; there seemed to be danger everywhere. I had been taught to believe in a literal hell, a personal God up in the sky, and a devil after me constantly. It is impossible to describe the peace and joy of knowing God as divine Principle, Love.

My healing came slowly. Only as my concept of God and man was changed did the body respond. I have caught my husband looking at me in amazement, and he has gradually accepted Christian Science as the truth. Today each member of the family is working out his salvation in the light of Christian Science. We have had some beautiful demonstrations of God's power to heal physical discord, and we have also been helped financially. As I gain in the understanding of Christian Science, my appreciation of our dearly loved Leader increases.—

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science came to me in an hour of great darkness
January 22, 1916

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