Living here at Baltasound, Shetland Islands, I have for...

Living here at Baltasound, Shetland Islands, I have for a long time felt that I had neglected a real duty in not giving my testimony. It would require a whole issue to contain one half of my experiences of the redemptive power of Christian Science, and on that account I intend to be very brief; for I never could convey adequately an idea of my need, or how it has been met.

To see a dear young wife and child laid in one grave without a warning, when I was outside of Christian Science, is an experience I might have been the last to come through and survive; but to look into the face of the risen Christ, six months later, and to realize that our heavenly Father was not a party to the terrible things which seemed to exist, this left no room for mortal argument.

Christian Science came to me through an article in a newspaper just when I was about to break down through sorrow and suffering, and I was so prepared and receptive that it became meat and drink to me. I could recite whole passages from Science and Health after one reading. If I remember rightly, the first thought that arrested me was contained in a statement in one of the printed lectures to the effect that although God seems far away to us when we are in the grip of discouragement, actually He is not. The tide had turned, and doubtless I slept better that night. When I awoke at half past two o'clock that June morning, every nerve in my body had yielded to the action of Truth, and I realized that a transformation had taken place in my consciousness which only spiritual law could explain. I had not then read the textbook, nor been reconciled to the theology of Christian Science, but in studying the literature I found that what seemed to me a unique experience had been encircling the globe during the last fifty years. The chief impression I seemed to have all those first months was that I was living as if the dear Master was still in the flesh, and that I might see him any time during the day.

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Testimony of Healing
Simply to say that I am grateful for...
January 4, 1919

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