In September, 1918, Christian Science healed me of...

In September, 1918, Christian Science healed me of heart trouble, stomach disorder, and nervousness, all of a serious nature. I had been taking medicine from three different physicians without any relief whatever, when a dear friend gave me a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. At that time I did not pay any attention to the book, but laid it away. Then some days afterwards I just happened, so it seemed, to open a drawer in my dresser,—and there was that book. I picked it up more to pass the time away than to gain any good from it; but as I opened it I read these words on page 231: "What God cannot do, man need not attempt." I knew immediately that these words meant healing for me. I closed the book, for I was overcome; and I sat there crying for joy. I had at last found the God "who healeth all thy diseases," of whom the Psalmist tells us. Besides other medicine I was taking drugs for my stomach; but when I read one day, "Eat what is set before you, 'asking no question for conscience sake'" (Science and Health, p. 222), I laid aside all drugs and have had no desire to take any since.

Christian Science is to me the bread of Life; and I love it. I am especially fond of the Sentinel, for I was led to find the "scientific statement of being" in Science and Health (p. 468) by a testimony in this periodical which referred to it as a very great help in our journey from sense to Soul; and I have indeed found it to be so. I am so thankful that Mrs. Eddy made it possible for us to have practitioners. I am grateful for the help we may receive from their right thinking, which enables them to be ready to give us a lift at any time, day or night. I have had much help in this way; but when a sense of weariness or discouragement seems to overtake me, I turn to Science and Health, and wherever I open the book I find a message which brings rest and peace. Before learning anything of Christian Science I was unable to do my own work, and had to take a taxicab to a physician's office twice a week. To-day I do all the housework I want or need to do, and can walk any reasonable distance without taxing my strength, because I know "the Lord is the strength of my life."

I owe all I have to Christian Science, and am learning to say and to put into practice the wonderful words of Jesus, "Not my will, but thine, be done."

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Testimony of Healing
I am very grateful for all that Christian Science has done...
October 18, 1924

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