With a heart overflowing with thankfulness to God, the...

With a heart overflowing with thankfulness to God, the giver of all good gifts, I will try to tell what Christian Science has done for me and mine during the past twelve years. At different times and in many ways I have been able to overcome evil with good, through the understanding of God as good and an ever-loving Father. Error has at times seemed to manifest its illusive power, and the outlook has been dark indeed ; but by steadfastly clinging to God as Love and as All, I have always awakened to a higher understanding of what God is and of man's relation to Him.

About seven years ago, while living in another state, I was taken with a severe attack of illness. I read the Bible, together with Science and Health, and tried to apply the truth taught therein ; but continued to grow worse, until I was very taught then wrote to a Christian Scientist in another part of the state, and was soon better, but not entirely free until about three days later, when I received a letter from her saying she was sorry I had seemed to suffer, but asking why I had to write to her in order to find God. This question aroused me to the realization that the healing influence is everywhere present, and I was perfectly healed. I had been ill for two times weeks with the same symptoms at previous times before coming into Christian Science.

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