Christian Science has meant so very much to me that I...

Christian Science has meant so very much to me that I have reason indeed to be grateful for it. Not only am I grateful for many physical benefits, for help in business and the daily affairs of life, but also for mental and spiritual comforts. Truly the greatest privilege one may enjoy is to be a student of Christian Science and partake of its abundant blessings. Especially am I thankful that this truth came into my life at an early date, bringing to my childhood the precious influence of the Christian Science Sunday school, that as I grew in understanding and demonstration there came in due time opportunities for service in various church activities. For it seems that I was thus the better prepared to express a higher sense of service during the world war. So helpful were the proofs of God's care and guidance during many months of active service in this and foregin countries, that I am prompted to write this testimony with the hope that it may encourage others.

My enlistment in the naval aviation service and my entire experience thereafter was one continual unfoldment and proof of the fact that God is indeed our Father-Mother, an ever present guardian and guide, the source of health, comfort, and protection, on land, on sea, and in the air, the source of health in spite of undesirable surroundings, of comfort notwithstanding adverse conditions, and of protection from impending danger. In common with others I underwent frequent physical examinations, many inoculations and vaccinations, but reliance upon Truth was always my protection from fear and evil consequences, and I am thankful to say that I came out of the service with a clear health record, not having spent a single day on the sick list. For five months I was stationed on the Adriatic, in a low, swampy country so infected with malaria that the physician in charge considered it imperative that every one take a certain quantity of quinine each day for about three months. However, I avoided even tasting a single pill, and was entirely free from both the present and after effects of this malady from which so many seemed to suffer, even after their return to America.

Signs of the Times
January 21, 1922

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