I deem it a privilege to bear witness to the healing and...

I deem it a privilege to bear witness to the healing and regenerating influence of Christian Science through the pages of the Sentinel. When eleven years old and living in the West, I had many friends who were members of the Christian Science Sunday school and often attended with them, as I enjoyed the happy, homelike atmosphere of the service; but it was not until about five years later, when in sore need, that I felt the beneficent influence of this religion in my life. To mortals sense I had been greatly wronged, but through the patient, loving work of a practitioner I was lifted out of all sense of wrong and injustice and so regenerated that I felt I had been born again. My gratitude was unbounded, and when at one time I poured boiling grease over my hand and arm, I was impelled to turn my thought to God in grateful acknowledgment of His goodness to me, and the pain ceased instantly. There was no discoloration and the incident was forgotten until two weeks later, when a member of the family who witnessed the occurrence spoke to me about it. Before the birth of my baby, Christian Science was a source of comfort, sustaining and lifting me out of great mental distress. The child is now over two years old and people remark about his happy, joyous disposition. Truly God does "gather the lambs with his arms, and carry them in his bosom."

I am striving daily to understand and practice this truth, for I am indeed grateful to God and to Mrs. Eddy for it.

May 24, 1919
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