Since I was seven or eight years old, when my mother...

Since I was seven or eight years old, when my mother was healed by Christian Science treatment after being given up by doctors, God has been my only physician and has met my every need. Through early school days and, later, during college life, He protected and helped me. Since my marriage it has been necessary to move from place to place, as my husband is in the army, and God's loving presence has always guided us when we looked to Him.

One of the greatest battles I have had was the overcoming of a sense of loneliness, self-pity, and discouragement while across the ocean at an army post. After several days' struggle, experiencing no relief from this condition of thought, I asked for help from a Christian Science practitioner. It was lovingly pointed out that until my exaggerated sense of self and self's problems was replaced by the true idea of man, as having only that self which is a reflection of God, I could not gain freedom. My attention was called to page 191 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, where we read, "The human thought must free itself from self-imposed materiality and bondage." This awakened me, and I gained a clearer understanding of divine Principle. I was enabled to see that it was my duty to know and behold not only myself, but all men, as, in reality, God's image and likeness. The joy and uplift this realization gave me are beyond words to describe.

Three months ago while humanly alone, I passed through what physicians claim is a very serious trouble. I was feeling most uncomfortable before retiring, and tried to reach the practitioner who had been helping me, only to find that she was out of the city for the night. My husband was away, so I took Science and Health and read until I fell asleep. I awakened at one o'clock too weak to rise or call any one in the adjoining apartment. I was in need of instant attention and relief. With my whole heart I turned to God, to our tender, loving Father-Mother. There was no fear, and the sweetest, holiest sense of His presence was soon realized. The sacredness of those moments will be with me always. The suffering and discomfort quickly left me, conditions became normal, and I fell into a calm, happy sleep. The next morning found me entirely harmonious, except for a slight weakness. This and a few minor difficulties which tried to present themselves were soon overcome with the help of the practitioner. Thus were our Leader's words on page 494 of Science and Health proved true: "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need."

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Testimony of Healing
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June 7, 1924

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