I have often thought of writing a testimony of my healing,...

I have often thought of writing a testimony of my healing, but words seemed inadequate to express my feeling and I refrained from doing so. In 1903 this Christ-message came to me and I accepted it. It had been offered to me two years previous, but at that time I was afraid to give up medicine. While I had thought Christian Science the most beautiful religion I had ever known, material remedies seemed necessary when severe attacks of neuralgia came on. All my life I had been subject to severe headaches, and as years passed they became worse, being accompanied by stomach disorder which was so painful that I was on a limited diet, and at times the attacks were so acute that a hypodermic was necessary. I was healed of these through Christian Science, also of heart trouble, hemorrhoids, and minor ailments. I had been simply a medicine fiend, and every day of my life took something, but the next day found me as the day before,—sick, miserable, poor and needy. I had been raised in an orthodox church and was satisfied until I felt my need of God and could not find Him. I prayed to be healed of sickness and suffering, and read the Bible through over and over again, trying to lay hold of its promises of health and happiness, but all to no avail. It was therefore laid aside as history, and the church was thought of as a place to hear of things that never come true.

The messenger who brought Christian Science to me was a friend who had been wonderfully healed of an abnormal growth after having been an invalid for several years. She lent me a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy and said she would treat me. I can never forget how I read that book, and such a sense of peace and security came to me. One whole week passed, and no neuralgia! I even did a little washing for the children and felt no bad effects, whereas previous to this a small washing would cause me to be in bed for a day or two. All the ills were overcome in that one week except the neuralgia, which finally, however, went to its native nothingness. All that I am and have I owe to Christian Science. The owning of our home was a demonstration in Science. No one ever wanted one more than I, but fear, anxiety, and discouragement were robbing me of health, happiness, and home. In meeting the payments on this home I would hold in thought our Master's words, "In my Father's house are many mansions; " also, "Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine."

Oh, the joy and blessed peace of knowing that we do not have to die to reach heaven; that we can enter heaven, harmony, now in so far as we are governed by divine Principle. The spiritual interpretation of the Bible as taught in Science and Health enables us to find a God who is Love, without variableness or shadow of turning.

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Testimony of Healing
It is almost two years since I came into the understanding...
February 1, 1919

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