Unspeakable joy in finding God through Christian Science...

Unspeakable joy in finding God through Christian Science prompts me to join the happy chorus of those giving grateful testimonies from all parts of the world. This teaching was first presented to me when, materially speaking, I was enjoying health, prosperity, and social success. Regarding it lightly, however, I did not think of it again until a time of great need.

During the three years that followed, material success was swept away, and with this reverse in fortune came ill health. Very suddenly my husband faced the penitentiary. Our lovely home was taken over by creditors, and we were no longer able to maintain our social position. Brooding over these things, and mainly over my husband, an illness fastened itself upon me for which all material remedies were tried without success. Relatives were caring for me, clothing and feeding both my child and myself; I had no home, no husband; and despair so overwhelmed me that I wished to die. I sought comfort in the Bible, turned to a church for consolation, but failed to receive that for which I was looking.

A friend who had experienced a beautiful healing in Christian Science told me, when I said to her that I had been pronounced an invalid for life and was not expected to be able to walk again, that if I could only understand God as she did through her study of Christian Science, I would be well. For several months I pondered over what my friend had told me; then the seed she had lovingly planted brought forth fruit, and I became a student of Christian Science. Gradually, with an occasional treatment by a practitioner, I became well and happy. I learned that evil has no foundation, no creator, and such reasoning made it clear that these inharmonies existed only in mortal belief, Reasoning farther, I saw that evil has no real existence, for God, the one creator, could not create inharmony or a consciousness to congnize inharmony. This glimpse of infinite Truth rewarded my constant effort to see only spiritually. The understanding of the truth of being made me well, made me successful in my business undertaking, brought me a wealth of friends, and made me one of the happiest women in the world, for I could understand the nothingness of my husband's seeming misfortune, though he did not remain on this plane to work out his problem as I have done.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my thankfulness for what Christian Science...
July 6, 1918

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