It is with a heart filled with gratitude that I send my...

It is with a heart filled with gratitude that I send my testimony for publication. From infancy I was a weak, sickly child. After marriage, my health grew much worse, and indigestion, sick headache, and many minor troubles developed. I was unable to take a drink of water without suffering, and for one year lived on graham mush. I was very nervous and constantly filled with fear lest I should not live to raise my children. About this time Christian Science was presented to me. We were living in the country, fifteen miles from a practitioner or a Christian Science church. After driving this distance to ask a practitioner for help for one of our children, I found his talk so beautiful and restful that I knew at once he had something I did not have.

I asked for treatment for the child, never dreaming that I myself might be healed, as I felt my own case too far advanced. However, I bought the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and immediately began to read it, searching for the Principle that had healed my child. I read almost constantly and prayed that I might know if this teaching were the truth. I read so constantly and was so eager to understand what I read that I forgot to take my medicine, one kind of which I had taken for twelve years. All at once it dawned upon me that I was healed.

Shortly after this, I was taken with a severe headache and decided that this was the time to prove the truth for myself. All at once, the words, "God is Love," came to me with such a clear realization that I knew this was the answer to my prayer and that I was permanently healed. This was twenty-five years ago and Christian Science has been our physician and guide ever since. The joy and peace which this truth has brought into my life cannot be expressed in words. My gratitude for Christian Science and to Mrs. Eddy is unbounded. I am also very grateful for class instruction and for the Christian Science literature, which we could not do without.

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Testimony of Healing
With a deep sense of gratitude I give this testimony of...
October 16, 1920

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