It is with a feeling of deep gratitude for all the help I...

It is with a feeling of deep gratitude for all the help I have received from Christian Science that I send the following testimony, hoping it may be the means of helping many others. While serving in France I learned the true meaning of our revered Leader's definition of the word angels, as given on page 581 of Science and Health: "God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality." It was in the midst of danger and the fiercest fighting, when things seemed darkest, that these angels came and ministered to me, giving me a great uplift and a courage that was not my own, leading me into that peace "which passeth all understanding," showing me that even in the midst of strife and tumult one can be at peace. These angel thoughts led me to my Father's house, the consciousness of perfect harmony, where I could be at peace, in calm and rest, while all around was trouble, danger, and dismay.

One evening on the Aisne, after a day's heavy fighting, when the storm of battle had died down and men crouched in the trenches with anxious faces, fearing a renewal of hostilities, I lay in the trench trying to realize God's allness and ever presence. I was declaring to myself that there is no discord in Love, when a great feeling of peace came over me, and as I lay there thinking what a beautiful night it was, and how strangely the quiet contrasted with the terrific noise and fighting of the day, I noticed that many of my comrades round me seemed to share this peaceful sense, and were lying down comfortably for the night. Presently, as I lay there lost to the material senses in thought, I became conscious of a most beautiful presence, while I seemed to hear a voice in the sky above, which filled the whole country round about with music, a mysterious, wonderful sound, although none of my comrades could hear it, as in the case of Paul's experience on the way to Damascus. I lay quiet, and listened, while I heard mentally the words of our Leader's beautiful hymn (Poems, p. 4):—

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