A deep sense of gratitude impels me to express, through...

A deep sense of gratitude impels me to express, through the periodicals what I have been privileged to experience through Christian Science. In my fifth year tubercular wounds appeared on my arm, from which I suffered for many years until healing took place through Christian Science. At that time I was in Davos, a health resort for tubercular patients, where, as a last hope, I had put my faith in the concentrated reys of the sun and thought they would surely cure me, but I did not recover. Two years earlier my relatives had spoken of Christian Science. At that time I was in a very miserable condition, did not want to know anything about it, and was taken to a hospital. I spent four cheerless months there, and when I left my health was still worse. Despite all these severe experiences, it was some time before I really turned to God as the only Physician. During the time spent lying in the sun I read a great deal; but mostly books which in no way promoted my growth. Gradually I tired of this kind of reading and replaced it with the Bible and other books which were more uplifting. When my health failed to improve, however, I began to awaken and felt that there was surely something better for me than constant sickness. The Christian Science literature then came to my attention. I began to read it and found that for which I had long been searching, namely, not only the promise of physical healing and relief from the inactivity of which I was tired, but a true knowledge of God. I now wanted to trust in Him, and felt His help was near.

At this time a practitioner came to visit in the neighborhood. I realized that this was the answer to my prayer. I truned to her in my hour of greatest helplessness and shall never forget her comforting words which lifted me out of despair. From that day on I used my arm and gradually took up work again. In a short time the wounds closed, for the healing rays of the truth had done their work. I had many relapses but each time the trouble was overcome in a short time through kindly help. God did not desert me, and I often reiterated mentally the following words of Mrs. Eddy: "Love is not hasty to deliver us from temptation, for Love means that we shall be tried and purified" (Science and Health, p. 22). I had chosen God as my Physician, I trusted in Him, and He helped me. Since that time I have enjoyed the best of health and look back upon the days of sickness as upon a dream of the past.

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