As the Thanksgiving season approaches, I feel impelled...

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, I feel impelled to express publicly my gratitude for Christian Science. I did not take it up for physical healing, but because I was, as my first practitioner suggested, "homesick for God," and a lifetime of seeking Him through the churches had left me desolate. Physical healings followed, however. I have been freed from imperfect eyesight, for which I had worn glasses for many years; broken arches (a doctor had just told me that I should never again walk comfortably); chronic laryngitis and bronchitis; chronic constipation that had led me to an operation for appendicitis; supposedly very weak nerves; and a general sense of being delicate. I had one healing within twenty-four hours of a sharp attack of pneumonia.

But all of these are as nothing compared to the spiritual benefits I have received. The glimpse I caught of the truth fed my affections, taught me when my parents passed on that there is no separation, cured me of loneliness, and is gradually healing me of many unlovely traits of character. I have the privilege of membership in a Christian Science Society and in The Mother Church, and have had the uplifting joy of class instruction. Other wonderful demonstrations of God's love and abundant care for me and mine have filled me with gratitude.

I owe much to those who showed me the way, and vastly more to her whose life spent in the study of God's law enabled her to become our Leader. Most deeply, however, I thank God that He is All and that evil has no power; and I pray that that Mind may be in me "which was also in Christ Jesus."—(Miss) Hester Donaldson Jenkins, New York, New York.

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Testimony of Healing
As I found comfort and peace in my trouble, I wish to...
November 15, 1924

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