I am most grateful for the revelation of Christian Science

I am most grateful for the revelation of Christian Science. It is indeed a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our faith. I had always longed to have a living faith from the time when, as children, we would steal out to the granary with our Bibles and read from the Acts about the early Christians. We wondered why our religion was so much less practical than theirs. As I grew up I seemed to drift farther and farther away from God, until I became convinced that it was impossible for mortals to have any real understanding of the nature of God, Spirit. I felt that I was on a material plane, and that spiritual things were outside my daily experience. This led to much unhappiness and a hopeless condition of thought, as I seemed to be surrounded by difficulties and knew no way out. Bitter experience showed me the futility of material existence.

It was a great grief to me that I had no real faith in God to impart to our three little ones, and I dreaded that they should share my hopeless view of things. Our eldest child was suffering from tubercular glands and had had three operations; the condition seemed chronic. At this point of human extremity Christian Science was brought to my notice. I thought at first that I had not enough faith in good to accept it; but on going to a Christian Science service I was so impressed by the evident whole-heartedness and conviction of those present that I felt I must make an effort to understand the teaching for the sake of my children.

My husband became interested in Christian Science about the same time, and we decided to attend the services regularly and read the literature. The leaven of Truth thus began its work, and I soon found that my outlook on life was completely changed. No one can know, as I do, what it meant to be lifted out of that darkness of unbelief. I can say with the Psalmist, "O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave." I had so far lost my fear of disease that the child had no return of her complaint, and is now a healthy girl. I, too, received so much physical benefit that I felt ten years younger. We know now that God's law is available for every particular of daily life, and that nothing can separate us from divine Love.

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August 6, 1927

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