I want to express my gratitude for Christian Science and...

I want to express my gratitude for Christian Science and its healing, uplifting ministrations. Recently one of my fingers has become whole from a disfigurement covering a period of many years. When I was a very tiny girl curiosity led me to stick that finger into a cigar-cutter and it took the end of the finger off. It did not heal, but a callous formed over the major part of the finger tip and at very frequent intervals the finger would throb so painfully that the callous had to be removed. Some time ago it was annoying me and I recall at the time thinking that that finger had no right to be flaunting itself upon my attention in such a manner. Almost immediately I was cognizant of the obliteration of the sense of trouble, and when I noticed the finger again it was perfectly whole.

My initiatory interest in Christian Science came about in this way. A number of years ago I was invited by a Universalist minister to give an address in his pulpit on some Sunday morning. I thought that my religious experiences had been too chaotic to organize into an address which would be worth listening to, and declined. He was very insistent, and finally I consented to do the best I could. He asked me to say something on Christian Science in the course of the address. I knew nothing of that subject but went to work carefully and painstakingly searching through "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy for something definite to say. The only thing which is vivid in my memory of that address is this: I read the question from page 205, "When will the error of believing that there is life in matter, and that sin, sickness, and death are creations of God, be unmasked?" The comment was to the effect that Mrs. Eddy had undoubtedly expressed therein a great and fundamental truth, had we the ability to comprehend it.

Succeeding that experience, in about three years I took up the study of Christian Science earnestly and have happily found that we have not only the ability but the right to comprehend "the deep things of God" and to utilize the teachings of Jesus the Christ in our daily living. Through Mrs. Eddy's exposition and revelation of the truth of being I have been healed of many sicknesses, physical and moral, and am steadily and surely outgrowing temperamental faults. Not only have I found in Christian Science a religion which heals, but one which answers scientifically and satisfactorily the many questions which come to me about the universe and creation; and its logic is irrefutable. I am indeed grateful to our heavenly Father for His every good and perfect gift. Christian Science is the good and the perfect, and the universal gift.—(Miss) Eva Hammond Churchill, Needham, Massachusetts.

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October 29, 1921

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