It is with a sense of deep gratitude to God and to our...

It is with a sense of deep gratitude to God and to our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, for help received through Christian Science that I am sending in the experience of healing that came to me seven years ago, after material remedies had failed to help in any way.

About nine years ago, after the passing on of my only daughter, I could find no help or comfort in the religion I had believed in, although I had been a member of the church for fifty years. I could not believe it was God's will I should have to pass through this sorrow. I became sick and discouraged, clinging to a blind faith in God to help me in some way to find a ray of light; for all seemed darkness and loneliness. After several months of seeking for needed help, a friend who is a Christian Scientist talked to me of God as Life and Love. I could see a ray of hope and comfort. To please her I read the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, she had lent me, and saw a practitioner several times. I did not, however, seem to receive any benefit then, and could not rise above the sense of separation from my dear one. Becoming worse, mentally and physically, I again tried doctors and drugs. What had been called neuritis was now called rheumatism. I was very lame; and it was very hard for me to get around to do my work. For two years I tried various remedies, steadily growing worse. I felt as if I were to be a cripple for the rest of my life.

Then one day I received some Sentinels and other Christian Science literature from my friend. I spent most of the next two days reading them, with the thought that what I read must be true; and if it could help others, it could help me. Finally, it came to me to try Christian Science. I again sought the help of a practitioner; but the healing was slow, as I was filled with fear and dread of the days to come. By reading and studying the Lesson-Sermons, and through the kindness and help of the practitioner, I was, however, led step by step to see and know God as Love, and as able to deliver me from the bondage of false beliefs. After several weeks, seeking all the while to understand the truth, in going downstairs one day I lost all sense of fear, and found I was healed.

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Testimony of Healing
When I first took up the study of Christian Science, I...
June 28, 1924

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