Only those who know something of the unspeakable joy...

Only those who know something of the unspeakable joy that comes with even a small knowledge of Christian Science can understand how almost impossible it seems to put into words the gratitude one feels for this knowledge, but I should like to try to tell of some of the blessings which I have gained through its application. I did not take up the study for physical healing. For some years I had studied the Bible and had worked earnestly in the church to which I belonged, but was not really satisfied, and when a friend told me of Christian Science and how it had helped her, I felt a great wish to read Mrs. Eddy's book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." I procured a copy and directly I read the first chapter on Prayer, I was convinced of its truth, and as I continued to read I felt such a sense of sureness as I had never imagined possible on earth.

I was naturally pessimistic and fearful and very self-conscious and sensitive, but through the knowledge that Christian Science has brought to me of the allness of good I have quite lost my pessimistic outlook, and the fearfulness and timidity, which were such a hindrance to me in everything I did, have practically disappeared; also the sensitiveness and self-consciousness are fast departing as I realize more of the omnipresence of Love. It follows, of course, that my life is much fuller, much happier, and more helpful. A great sense of responsibility, which at times seemed almost more than I could bear, has been lifted. Christian Science is so simple in its teaching. I know that my responsibility lies in obedience to Mrs. Eddy's admonition found on page 210 of "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany," "Beloved Christian Scientists, keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them." Since knowing of Christian Science I have never touched drugs of any sort, though before that time I took medicine every night and was continually seeking for and taking so-called tonics, and was never healthy. Now every one who knew me then says how wonderfully better I am, and that I look like a different person.

While I was nursing my mother for six months Christian Science was everything to me; indeed, had it not been for Science I could not have done what I did. I did not have more than four hours out of twenty-four for sleep. Though at times it did seem very difficult to go on, directly I really turned thought in the right direction and realized God's presence it was all right again. I found then that when things appear absolutely black it is only in our thought that they seem so, because God and His creation is "the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." Every one predicted a breakdown after this experience, but with the help of a kind practitioner nothing of the kind happened; I did not even have a day in bed. It was just another proof of God's ever presence. The joy of proving day by day that God is a loving Father-Mother calls for more and more consecration of time and service, and this is the only way I can hope to prove my gratitude for the wonderful revelation of Christian Science.

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Testimony of Healing
I want to express my gratitude for Christian Science and...
October 29, 1921

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