It is nine years since I caught my first glimpse of the...

It is nine years since I caught my first glimpse of the truth as taught in Christian Science by reading "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. At that time I was far from home in a vain search for health and peace. Up to that time I had not known what it was to be absolutely free from any physical ailment, and I was beginning to doubt the existence of a God who paid no attention to my earnest prayers.

I had been reading Science and Health but a short time when I found myself free from a bowel trouble that had continued from birth, with but a few years of partial freedom during childhood. Iron chains would have been freedom compared to the slavery I endured while using material means for relief. The healing has been absolutely permanent, though my work for the past two years has been sitting in an office all day. At the end of two months I felt no fear of summer heat in Florida, or elsewhere, and so returned to my home, and have never had a fainting spell or felt it necessary to pay any attention to the climate since.

I have had man wonderful and ofttimes instantaneous physical healings. Malaria, influenza, ptomaine poisoning, internal trouble caused by falling out of a trapeze when a child, hemorrhage, biliousness, acute indigestion, liver trouble, and other ailments too numerous to mention have been overcome. But had I not been healed of these troubles, Christian Science would still be first in my affections because of the peace it gives; because it satisfies our desire to know God and the why and wherefore of it all. The thirst for water in a desert is nothing compared to the thirst of all mankind for spiritual things. The practical application of Christian Science to our daily needs and the spiritual uplift gained from its study outweigh even the physical healing. The road upward and onward has not been easy, due of course to what Mrs. Eddy calls (Science and Health, p. 242), "the adamant of error,—self-will, self-justification, and self-love."

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Testimony of Healing
It is with sincere gratitude for what Christian Science...
April 22, 1922

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