From a heart overflowing with gratitude for the many...

From a heart overflowing with gratitude for the many blessings received through Christian Science, I offer my testimony in loving tribute to God, and to our revered Leader, Mrs. Eddy. During the past eleven years our earnest striving for a higher and clearer understanding of God, as revealed in Christian Science, has been attended by many beautiful proofs of His power and presence, and we are assured that He is indeed "a very present help in trouble."

In March, 1917, we experienced our greatest test, and in those trying hours it was proved that we lose nothing by trusting God absolutely; that "the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear." At that time my son, aged seventeen, was away from home attending school. One morning I received a telegram stating that he had been badly burned about the face and head in an explosion of flashlight powder, that his sight might be affected, and that he was in the hospital. As I read the words which tended vehemently to arouse fear and anxiety in the mother heart, the unfailing still, small voice was assuring me that this was but another opportunity to prove the might and power of God. Many telegraphic messages followed, and as I made my plans to go to him my thought was filled with helpful and sustaining passages from our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy.

All that night, spent on the train, while I slept but little, my thought was filled with a wonderful sense of calm assurance that nothing could separate him from the love of God. I read in the Bible the ninety-first psalm and the story of the three Jews who passed unharmed through the fiery furnace; and I realized so clearly that the same God who delivered them was present now to save my boy. I am indeed grateful for the blessed truth which sustained me that night and through the trying experience which was to come.

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Testimony of Healing
I came to Christian Science, not for physical healing,...
January 18, 1919

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