It is with a humble sense of duty mingled with pleasure...

It is with a humble sense of duty mingled with pleasure that I send this testimony to the adequacy of Christian Science as applied to my own case. From early childhood I was a sufferer from stomach and bowel trouble, with attendant nervousness. My parents used every means they knew of to improve my health, but to no avail. At the age of seventeen I was compelled to stop school, as I was a physical wreck. I struggled on for years, simply going from bad to worse and resorting to every remedy known to the medical profession, as well as to other forms of treatment. During this period I was constantly praying for health and peace, but it seemed to me that God turned a deaf ear to my prayers. Finally life became a burden, and I no longer cared to live, as I supposed there was no help for me. At this time Christian Science was brought to my notice (but not for the first time) and I started to read the wonderful textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," by our inspired Leader, Mrs. Eddy. I was healed of the lifelong illness by reading and applying, to the best of my ability, the truth found therein. Also my son's eyes were healed at the same time by the reading of the textbook.

The physical healing meant a great deal to me, and also to my family, but it waned into insignificance by comparison with the spiritual enlightenment I received. To know that I was reading spiritual facts about God and man, was a joy to me, as it was to find that Christian Science is indeed the Comforter of which our loving Master spoke, and that with this wonderful religion I could learn to comfort others. I am most humbly grateful for the good the world at large is receiving to-day and for the fact that Christian Science reveals the source of true light.

February 14, 1920
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