My earnest desire is that this testimony may bring...

My earnest desire is that this testimony may bring strength and courage to some one who is sad at heart or suffering. Four years ago I was in the depths of mental and physical distress. For fourteen years I had been a sufferer from one of the worst forms of stomach trouble, and at the end of that period paralysis of the bowels, severe bilious attacks, sick headache, neuritis, nervous prostration, and sleeplessness were holding me in such bondage that I longed for death. Doctors, sanitariums, and diets had all been tried in vain. Steadily I grew weaker and weaker, practically living on milk. The climax seemed to be reached when my so-called optimistic nature failed me, proving itself void of any lasting foundation, and I became extremely melancholy.

Christian Science was brought to my attention just at this time, and with no understanding and no particular faith I turned for help to this religion of Love. I have no special recollection of what the practitioner said to me on my first visit, but the great burdens and responsibilities and cares that I had carried so many years seemed to be lifted, and when I was told to eat anything that was put before me and thank God, I did so without any sense of fear. In ten days I was healed of all these troubles. My husband was greatly impressed at the change in me and said that if it was God that had healed me, he had the same right to His protection and love as I had, and in one visit to a practitioner he was instantaneously healed of the drink habit, which had steadily been growing worse and which had been one of my greatest sorrows. A year after this I was healed of a severe attack of influenza in twelve hours by absent treatment. The next day when putting on my glasses, which I had used sixteen years for reading and close work, at times being obliged to wear them constantly, I found that I could not see through them, and have not needed glasses since.

For all these healings I am sincerely grateful, but much more so for the overcoming of lack. For the past four years my husband and I have been striving to break this mental bondage. Time after time when we thought we were at the pinnacle of success, everything has seemingly been swept from us. Time after time we have had to learn to have more humility, more faith, and above all more understanding of God and of man's relationship to Him. We have had to learn through "bleeding footsteps" (Science and Health, p. 10) that God alone is our supply. At the present time our every need is more than being met, and we rejoice in the knowledge of God's allness.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to tell of the healing efficacy of Christian Science,...
October 4, 1919

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