Previous to my coming to Christian Science I had been in...

Previous to my coming to Christian Science I had been in bad health the greater part of my life as the result of a fall in childhood. Relief had been sought from many doctors, but it had been only temporary. Finally I was taken to a specialist, and after several months of treatment, which included a surgical operation, my health seemed perfect. During the period of that severe treatment there was a bright spiritual awakening and God was in all my thoughts. I became much interested in the Bible, and through trust and faith had many beautiful proofs of God's omnipotent love. Then I came to a place in the Bible which I could not understand, and silently declared that a book which spiritually interpreted the Bible was needed, and somewhere in the world such a book existed. I was grievously disappointed and in utter despair when again I "went all to pieces," as people say, and because of so many aches and pains closed the Bible and gave up all interest in it; but now I know that all this experience was a preparation for Christian Science.

This was my condition when I wandered into the Christian Science reading-room eight years ago to investigate, not for any physical healing, much as I needed it, but that I might find God again. I was soul hungry for a religion which would help me to live a better life and to do something for humanity, something which would tell. When the attendant placed a copy of the Christian Science text-book in my hands I received it with a joy unspeakable, for I recognized it as the book which I had felt was needed. The healing of a structural defect of the eyes convinced me beyond a doubt that there is complete healing in Christian Science, and the recipes are in the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." The insatiable longing to do something for humanity has been satisfied, for I have found useful and healthful work as an attendant of this same reading-room and in the Sunday school. Surely there is no higher joy and privilege than working with the children.

As grateful as I am for the physical healings, I am more grateful for the beautiful and inspiring lessons that Christian Science teaches. What a relief to know that our true home is in Spirit, not in matter! It is a holy place where, in closest companionship with Christ, our universal Saviour, we meet Love face to face. "The joy of the whole earth" is this home; its foundation built on divine Principle. Human language fails to express my thankfulness to God who hath called me "out of darkness into his marvelous light," and my gratitude to Mrs. Eddy for what she has done for humanity's uplift in the discovery of this Mind-healing. The best way to express our gratitude is to be constant and loyal to the cause, never absent from our post of duty; in fact, to make our lives one grand Christian demonstration.

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Testimony of Healing
Deep gratitude for the many blessings which my children...
November 11, 1916

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