Christian Science is indeed the greatest blessing that can...

Christian Science is indeed the greatest blessing that can come into the life of a human being. I did not seek this religion for physical healing but because my previous faith had seemd so unsatisfying and had failed to comfort when comfort was most needed. There had been in my family so much of sickness and suffering which the kindest and ablest physicians had been powerless to relieve, that I felt if God was all-powerful as the Bible said, and sent or even permitted such torture to His children, I wanted nothing to do with Him. Life seemed just a series of calamities.

I had tried to read Science and Health to please a dear relative. My thought evidently was not ready, for I didn't grasp its wonderful message. Finally I met an earnest Christian Scientist who, seeing my need, invited me to attend church and very patiently helped me to understand what Christian Science really is. It seemed too good to be true. I was wearing glasses which I had thought necessary for some time. A new pair, stronger than any previously used, had just been fitted by a leading specialist of one of our large cities. He said I should not leave them off for a moment, but I did take them off in less than two months and have never needed them since, even though I have used my eyes more than ever. Heavy colds, coughs, weariness, lumbago, and influenza are a few of the ills which have been healed for me by Christian Science. I have seen diphtheritic throat, pneumonia, erysipelas, and other so-called serious diseases yield to the power of Truth, in some instances almost instantaneously.

While more than grateful for harmonious physical conditions, the spiritual awakening is the real healing. It is wonderful to know and prove that God is good and sends only good to His children, lovingly supplying their every need. To be freed from fear and unlovely traits of character is better than silver and gold. Even while much remains to be overcome, the knowledge that ultimately everything unlike God must vanish into its native nothingness, is cause for rejoicing. What can one want more than to know there is Principle, the understanding of which if applied will solve every problem? Words are inadequate to express my gratitude to God, to Mrs. Eddy, and to all the loving Scientists who have helped me along the way.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude for the help I have received...
October 23, 1920

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