With a heart full of gratitude I wish to give my testimony...

With a heart full of gratitude I wish to give my testimony of the numerous blessings we have received through Christian Science. Before coming to this beautiful teaching I gave much thought to religion and attended church regularly, but still was unable to find complete contentment. We had many troubles in our family at that time, and this appeared unjust to me, for we were endeavoring to lead a righteous life. In my despair I began to doubt whether a heavenly power and justice existed, and would have lost all faith, had not my mother admonished me. Shortly afterwards a dear acquaintance brought Christian Science to our notice. I immediately commenced to study it and was greatly astonished to find therein that for which I had so long yearned. All the questions about which I was in doubt were answered in a completely satisfactory manner. I recognized the treasure which was revealed in this teaching, and studied with untiring effort. On every occasion I endeavored to apply my understanding of Principle, and it always proved helpful. Still I was not entirely satisfied with my progress. Then the thought came to me that if I underwent some serious sickness my progress would be more marked; and as I believed, so it was given unto me.

One winter evening, when I went to the brook for water, I slipped and received a serious injury of the wrist. It seemed as though a voice were saying to me: Be strong; now you have something to demonstrate. I continued drawing the water, but upon arriving home my relatives immediately suspected that something was amiss, and when they saw my hand they insisted upon having a doctor called. I firmly refused to have a doctor, however, for I wanted to give all honor to God; so I commenced to study Christian Science, but was overcome with such a feeling of weakness that I longed for rest, and instead of continuing my study I went to bed. Soon afterwards severe pain manifested itself, and it seemed impossible for me to think right. By morning the hand was considerably swollen and apparently in a bad condition. I then asked for treatment from a practitioner, and loving help was given me. By evening the severe pains had left, enabling me to sleep all night, and in the morning the swelling had disappeared; but a feeling of weakness seized me, threatening to confine me to my bed and causing fear. On the third morning, upon awakening and thinking over the circumstances, Jesus' words, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing," suddenly came to my mind. This being so, I reasoned, neither the hand, which had apparently been rendered useless, nor the other trouble could prevent my getting up; so I arose and dressed. For a time I was unable to turn the hand, and fear for my future presented itself, but I found the necessary comfort in the Bible and in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. After a while the hand again was in a normal condition, my strength returned, and no bad effects remained. I was told by a person who had repeatedly witnessed the setting of bones, that I had had what is known as a complicated transverse fracture, and that such fractures were seldom healed without leaving some evidence thereof.

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