In writing this testimony for our periodicals, my thought ...

In writing this testimony for our periodicals, my thought goes out of those who, perhaps, have been brought up in Christian Science homes, and who, though temporarily drifting away from its study, have come, or will come in time, to realize how dependable and available is divine Principle. Christian Science presents a fixed standard, by which we measure every thought and deed, and from which we can never escape, once having known it. This understanding of Principle is the leaven spoken of by Jesus, which is often doing its greatest work when least seen.

My parents became class students of Christian Science when I was a small child. Christian Science met my every need through all the years of growth to maturity; and its unfoldment in meeting physical ills and solving financial problems has been a source of inspiration in later years. After coming to the West, the periodicals were our only link with the church organization for a number of years; and only those so placed can realize what these messengers of Truth mean in such circumstances. It was a great joy to become a member of the church here shortly after it was organized; but I let material considerations keep me away from the services, until my health failed and I became a burden to myself; and I often thought my family would be better off without me.

Some years ago, we decided to spend the summer in the far North, and I felt it was only just to my husband that I have a medical examination before going so far away. The physician found many ailments; but he could do nothing for me until the anaemic condition was cured. I who had never taken material remedies did so to please my husband while we were away. On my return to the city I had another blood test made. Though I had gained a little, I told the physician I was going to have Christian Science treatment, as material means were too slow. He was very kind, and told me that if Christian Science did not help me he had another treatment he would like to try. I had two weeks' treatment from a practitioner; and in a month's time went back and had another test made, which registered ninety-six per cent. During this experience the words of the psalmist were continually with me, "Be still, and know that I am God."

July 1, 1922

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