After receiving, for over ten years, the benefits which...

After receiving, for over ten years, the benefits which Christian Science bestows, I feel it a duty as well as a privilege to testify to divine Love's healing and saving power. I left California early in March of 1909 for a stay of several months in a far northern state. Soon after my arrival there Science was presented to me by new-found friends, who had had three beautiful healings in their family only a few months previously. These healings and the reading of the literature so appealed to me that I very soon discarded all the material remedies I was then taking for chronic constipation, supposed to be inherited, and was healed. Later on I was healed of a throat trouble, which manifested itself as chronic tonsillitis, more or less severe attacks coming on every winter, accompanied by heavy colds. For these healings I am most grateful.

I want to express deep gratitude for the saving and protecting power of divine Love expressed through the ninety-first psalm. Last winter when the great fear called influenza was abroad in our land, this psalm was in my thought every day for almost two weeks, and I found myself repeating several verses of it but more often the entire psalm, as I walked on the street or was about my duties at home. I memorized this entire psalm without the least effort on my part, and the protection it afforded is certainly great cause for rejoicing. I was without fear of the epidemic the entire winter. Later on a cold was manifested, but as I had no fear it had no power over me and was scarcely apparent to others. I have not had a cold since then. What I am most grateful for is the spiritual help I am receiving daily, in a better understanding of the Bible gained through the study of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. These two books are now my greatest treasures. I am in a measure, at least, being lifted out of the false belief of life in matter as manifested in fear, hatred, resentment, self-pity, discouragement, and many other of the carnal mind's expressions. While at times the way seems dark, by holding to Principle alone I am enabled to press on in the straight and narrow way. I am grateful for class instruction, and for membership in The Mother Church and in a branch church. I am indeed grateful for our periodicals and those contributing to them. Every article has encouragement and healing, and especially during the last few months have they been messengers of joy to meet my present needs. In humble gratitude to God, to Christ Jesus the Way-shower, and to our dear Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, I submit this testimony.

(Mrs.) Bertha W. Kelley, Los Angeles, Calif.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with a heart full of gratitude for Christian Science...
December 25, 1920

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