It is many years since I became interested in Christian Science...

It is many years since I became interested in Christian Science, and I cannot find words to express my gratitude to God for the good health and the spiritual understanding that I have gained through the study of our literature. Early in life I united with a church and earnestly tried to understand its teachings, but could not; and to read the Bible filled me with confusion. Almost a year before I turned to Christian Science I became a wreck physically and mentally, suffering from kidney and bladder trouble, nervousness, sleeplessness, rheumatism, internal weakness, and stomach disorder. I had several doctors but experienced no relief. I was told that if God saw fit to take me I should be satisfied, but I wanted to live and raise my family of children, the youngest of whom was only a year and a half old. Because of my mental condition I was forbidden to attend the church with which I had united, and I was starving for the word of God. Not until I began to study Christian Science was I satisfied.

While in this unhappy condition I often had a desire to attend the Christian Science church, and the time came when I went to a Sunday morning service. I came home healed, and I could not understand this, as I had never read any of the literature. I prepared dinner for my family, something I had not done alone for months, and that night I slept peacefully. I borrowed a copy of Science and Health to read until I could purchase one, and the more I read the more I wanted to read. What a burden was lifted from my heart when I learned that God is Love and does not send sickness; that the remedy is always at hand and is available at all times, for God is ever present, all power.

Many times the remark is made, "How healthy and happy you look!" Then a deep sense of gratitude comes over me for Christian Science. It has brought me out of much ignorance and is teaching me to live a life of service and helpfulness. I am grateful for the physical healing, but it is not to be compared with the spiritual understanding. This testimony is given as an expression of gratitude, in the hope that it may help some weary one. I am deeply grateful for class instruction and feel that I cannot be too thankful for anything that will assist me in gaining a better understanding of God. I thank God for Mrs. Eddy, who gave this truth to the world, and for all the Christian Science periodicals, which are our impersonal missionaries and carry healing messages.

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Testimony of Healing
Since a clearer sense of freedom from bondage comes...
August 23, 1919

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