I came to Christian Science, not for physical healing,...

I came to Christian Science, not for physical healing, but because when I began to think things out, nothing satisfied me. The church in which I had been brought up could give me no real help, though I stuck to it in the hope that the mist might clear, even when I doubted the very existence of God and was haunted day by day by the thoughts: Where does death lead? What is heaven? What is the point of the message and works of Jesus Christ? I hunted the Bible and questioned those who seemed to know more than I, but it was only when at last I came across some of the teachings of Christian Science that a measure of light dawned in my consciousness. The healing work at first made no special appeal to me, but a great stirring was going on in thought, and at length an overwhelming impulse to "prove all things" impelled me to seek out a practitioner. After that I began, first, to believe the truth of Christian Science; then, as I practiced the little I grasped each day, to understand its teachings.

A short time after I began the study of Christian Science my mother passed on suddenly. The work of the practitioner had been and was then so faithful and loving that I found the old thoughts about death gone forever, and in their place was a wonderful realization that there is in reality no separation. Later, when an only brother laid down the mortal sense of life in the present world conflict, a practitioner was asked for help and the sense of grief and shock was instantaneously replaced by a marvelous sense of peace and understanding.

Nasal catarrh, with which I had been troubled from childhood, and for which I had been treated medically over and over again without any good results, finally being led to believe I must put up with it the rest of my life, yielded slowly but surely; also the belief of poor digestion has been overcome as I have learned more and more of God's law, and the powerlessness of so-called material laws. I have been blessed every step of the way, though to mortal sense the path has often seemed long and steep. I am truly grateful that I have had to plant each foot firmly, for according as I have been faithful the demonstrations have been made. Colds, quinsy, rheumatic pains, nervousness, irritability, and moods have been met and overcome.

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Testimony of Healing
Nine years ago Christian Science healed me of ailments...
January 18, 1919

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