I should like to tell of an experience I had some years...

I should like to tell of an experience I had some years ago, hoping it may help some one. I had been studying Christian Science for some time, and found that when a question presented itself for solution I would always get the answer either while studying the Lesson-Sermon or in some of the Christian Science periodicals. But the day came when my questions did not seem to be answered this way; and consequently I got into a state of great discouragement and gloom. Although I studied and prayed earnestly for the light, the light did not seem to come. Hope had almost gone, and in my ignorance I was feeling resentful toward God, when one day a friend reminded me of the announcement of a Christian Science lecture that was to be given in a town some miles distant. I felt that if I could only get to the lecture I should be helped.

Many obstacles were overcome before I could start on the journey. I arrived in the little town just in time to attend the Wednesday evening testimony meeting, for which I felt very grateful, as there was no church where I lived at that time. I wished to give a testimony, but error argued, How can you give a testimony? reminding me of the state I had been in for some time. Remembering other blessings I had received, however, also demonstrations I had made with the children, I stood up and gave my first testimony. The next day I attended the lecture, and was wonderfully helped. My questions were answered, and I was healed of resentment toward God, and had the first glimpse of God as Love. On my arrival home my little girl had symptoms which at any other time would have caused me great alarm. She was healed without any special treatment, through my uplifted consciousness. When I read the Lesson-Sermon that week a verse from Psalms seemed to stand out: "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him." As I read these words, I felt I could shout; for truly I had been helped.

Many times since I have wondered why I received so much help at that lecture, until recently I saw that it was probably because I had given of what I had at the Wednesday evening meeting, and it was this giving that enabled me to receive so abundantly.—(Mrs.) Nellie Campbell Askey, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Testimony of Healing
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July 5, 1924

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