Christian Science was presented to me and accepted at...

Christian Science was presented to me and accepted at a time of great need. I had lost my mother after several years' struggle for health on her part, during which time I had continued in my professional work while bearing much of the care and responsibility of the home and the loved one. From babyhood I had been very frail and delicate, and at the time thought I was on the verge of a mental and physical breakdown. The disappointment, grief, and separation seemed unbearable.

I went to live in the home of a Christian Scientist, but thought nothing of this at the time. This loving woman sat by my bedside almost every evening telling me about God and His universe, about man's relationship to God, and about the unreality of death. In a little while I consented to have treatment from a practitioner; and in one treatment I was healed of rectal trouble which had caused chronic constipation, of stomach trouble, biliousness, and headache. Words can never express my joy and gratitude when I realized that these had all gone. Through continued study of the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and help from the loving practitioner, I began to realize that my concept of God had been erroneous. God had not taken my parents from me, as false theology had taught. There was such relief when I was able to realize and declare with understanding, "My mother is not dead, but lives in God, our Father-Mother, our creator!"

Since that time Christian Science has been my only physician. I have been helped mentally, morally, physically, financially, and spiritually. Thanks be to God, our creator; to Christ Jesus, our Way-shower; to Mrs. Eddy, our Leader; and to the practitioner and friends who so lovingly led me out of the wilderness into the light, the true understanding of God.—(Miss)Nellie M. Cockey, Hutchinson, Kansas.

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February 4, 1928

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