Words cannot express my gratitude for Christian Science

Words cannot express my gratitude for Christian Science. I am a graduate nurse and was trained to be constantly on the lookout for symptoms of disease and to apply material remedies, although I always prayed to God and believed all power to be His. When I married and had children, though I had considerable faith, I thought all responsibility rested on me, so used material remedies for all ailments and worried a great deal, until I became a wreck mentally and physically. I could not sleep without drugs and even with them I did not find rest, as I was always tired. I suffered from severe headaches lasting several days at a time, had neuritis in the right arm, and varicose veins troubled me very much. Then my throat became sore and my eyesight impaired. I consulted a specialist and he worked faithfully to the extent of operating on the throat. He tested my eyes, giving me glasses and stating that in six months I must have stronger lenses, as he had given me the strongest he dared to begin with. The glasses were a relief and I wore them continually, but the condition of the throat did not improve. I was very much discouraged and decided to go away from home and try to think, as I felt that I had to find health or fit myself to die, for I was growing weaker and more nervous all the time. I went South and on the train met a gentleman who had a very bad cold and was extremely nervous. We talked about his trouble and a cure for it, and in the course of the conversation he said he believed if one could understand Christian Science he would be cured; but I did not know what he meant and said nothing.

On reaching my destination I was very tired, so took my sleeping medicine as usual and went to bed. I did not improve; instead, my back began to trouble me and I worried about my condition continually. Sunday afternoon a lady visited my friend and said she had attended the Christian Science service that morning and believed it to be good. I asked if there was an evening service and she said no; but that evening I set out to find the lady in whose home the services were held. She was so kind to me I knew her religion to be better than mine. She lent me a copy of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, and gave me literature, then told me to fear no more but go back and sleep, which I did. That was in December, 1916. I gave up all medicine, washes, and lotions, visited a practitioner three times, and am in splendid health now, gaining in weight. The throat trouble did not yield at once, but when it did the healing was permanent; my glasses were laid aside, and my eyesight is as good as ever.

I grow happier and more contented as the days go by, which I know would be impossible without the knowledge of God I am getting through Christian Science. I thank God each day and pray that He will increase my understanding so that I may be a laborer in His vineyard and help others as I have been helped.

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Testimony of Healing
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May 3, 1919

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