When Christian Science was first brought to my notice,...

When Christian Science was first brought to my notice, fifteen years ago, I had practically resigned myself to a life of invalidism. For many years I had been a sufferer; and I was considered a very delicate woman. I had undergone two serious operations and several minor ones, hoping that in this way I should obtain relief and be cured of severe internal disorders. For a long time I had been a victim of rheumatism in a most painful and distressing form. All was done that material means could devise, but without permanent relief. Another great trial was insomnia. For years I had not slept without taking a sedative. I was indeed in a wretched, hopeless state, both mentally and physically, and had come to the end of my faith in material means and materia medica generally; for I was no better, after years of experiment with their treatment.

When the glorious truth of Christian Science was presented to me, it all sounded so good and reasonable. I immediately obtained a copy of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and began the earnest study of that book. I shall always remember with gratitude those first days after I began to read. A most wonderful peace came over me, and I realized God's presence and power as I had never expected to do in this earthly experience. Here was a clear answer to my doubts and fears. The Bible, with all its wonderful promises, was illumined, and became possible of present demonstration. My whole outlook on life was transformed. I was indeed "born again"! In those first days, with only a glimpse of light, I was completely and permanently healed. I have been a strong, healthy woman ever since; and I know that I shall receive of God's beneficence in proportion as I allow His law to operate in me, and as I express more of the Mind of Christ.

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