I should like to express my gratitude for all the help and...

I should like to express my gratitude for all the help and comfort that I have received from Christian Science. I did not seek it for physical healing for myself, but in order to help another whose need material medicine had failed to meet. At that time I was reaching out for the truth, and was trying to find it in the teachings of theosophy, which failed to satisfy me, as did the church in which I was brought up. But when I read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, my one fear was lest its teaching was too idealistic and too lovely to be true.

It was not long before the opportunity came to me to put Christian Science to the test, and the healing that immediately followed filled me with amazement. I can never forget the gratitude and sense of spiritual uplift which came to me then, because I had never known anything like it before. Since then I have gone through difficult times when doubt and discouragement seemed very real, but by clinging to the truth I have been lifted above these difficulties.

Two healings stand out especially in my memory like landmarks. The first was of terrible fear and distress when my only son received his orders to go and fight in France. I went straight to a practitioner for help, for I felt too shaken and unnerved to cope with it myself, and in one treatment only I was beautifully healed of all fear, and could see him go without any feeling of sadness or anxiety, for I was full of hope and trust in God's protection. The second healing was when one very dear to me was taken ill suddenly in the night and the end seemed very near. I tried to reach out to God for help, though feeling paralyzed with fear, and the message came to me to clearly, that "Trials are proofs of God's care" (Science and Health, p. 66). In a moment I realized the proof of God's care in the knowledge that God is Life, and in less than four hours the whole trouble was removed and the patient was peacefully sleeping.

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Testimony of Healing
The following testimony is given with the hope that some...
July 23, 1921

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