With a grateful heart I wish to tell how my family and...

With a grateful heart I wish to tell how my family and I have been blessed through the teachings of Christian Science. During the war we had many apparently serious problems to meet. Providing for a large family and experiencing sickness and various difficulties often rendered my husband and myself nearly desperate. When I went to others for comfort I was often, even by pastors, told: "Yes, it is really hard to pass through all this, but you must bear it for it is a proof that God loves and therefore chastens you." I could not be satisfied with this consolation any longer and preferred not to know anything more about God. Then in the time of greatest need I learned of Christian Science. It was explained to me that God is omnipotent good, that want, poverty, and sickness are unknown in His kingdom, and that He does not cause His children to suffer.

I remember well asking the one who had told me of Christian Science for an explanation of material needs. I was at that time without any means and knew not how I was to provide dinner for my family; nine hungry ones were waiting for food. The student of Christian Science explained to me the words of the psalmist: "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies," and showed me that my sorrowful thoughts full of anxiety and care were my greatest enemies, but that, if I could replace those thoughts of poverty by right thoughts and realize that God is the source of supply, I would find that all our needs were met. I returned home comforted and endeavored as well as I could to destroy the evil beliefs. When the time to prepare the meal arrived, I placed a kettle of water on the fire as though I had something to cook. My eldest child exclaimed in amazement: "But mother, what are you going to cook? You have nothing." I explained to him God's ever presence and that He supplies our needs. Soon afterwards the bell rang, and a man came to pay a bill. He said he was obliged to pass our house and wished to settle the matter at this time. But I was filled with praise and thanks to God who always has ways to help us. We were able to leave the table satisfied, for God had prepared the table in the presence of our enemies. I could relate many similar experiences. I can honestly say that Christian Science with its beautiful teachings has delivered us from want, sickness, and mental darkness. Our eight children as well as my husband and I cannot be grateful enough that this way, which leads out of darkness into the light of Truth and faith in God, was pointed out to us.—(Mrs.) IDA WENGER, Bern, Switzerland.

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Testimony of Healing
In gratitude for the healing and blessings I have received...
May 28, 1921

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