I send this testimony hoping it may help some one who...

I send this testimony hoping it may help some one who is suffering as I was when Christian Science was brought to my attention. Some years ago, when a deep sorrow came to me, I could see nothing but darkness ahead, and the religion I had known from childhood gave me no comfort. I rejected its teaching that God sent this sorrow for some wise purpose, and that I must bow in submission and not question, so I found myself turning from God, or what I then believed God to be, and growing very bitter in my thought. I was indeed passing through deep waters.

After some months I was asked to attend a service in a Christian Science church, and what impressed me most was the peaceful atmosphere, the happiness expressed in the faces all about me. After the service I was introduced to a lady who talked lovingly, and said that God did not send this sorrow to me, for God is Love. I had of course read that God is Love, but to hear that He did not send this trouble was indeed surprising. I took these spoken words away with me; the seed had been sown. Many dark days followed, but I found myself turning to that thought and feeling a little comforted.

I finally felt that I must know of this to me new teaching about God, so I went again into the peaceful atmosphere of that Christian Science church and found God to be a loving Father. It is such a joy to know the truth about God. I had to pass through many trials and the mental healing was slow, but the sense of separation has been overcome, and I have a better understanding of God and the true man. This has made every day one of thanksgiving and peace. I am so very grateful, and my earnest desire daily is to help others as I have been helped.

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March 23, 1918

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