All that I know of the permanency and omnipotence of...

All that I know of the permanency and omnipotence of God, good,—in fact, all I understand about God,—I owe to Christian Science. Several times in my early experience I had sought help in Christian Science, but not until twelve years ago, at a time when I was very much depressed and unhappy over the illness of one of my children, was I ready to accept it and become a student. This child had always seemed to be delicate, and I had taken him to many specialists and physicians without results. At this particular time a physician and specialist had been treating him for an ear trouble. He endured much suffering through this mode of treatment, and received no benefit. The specialist came one evening and said an operation would be necessary the next day unless conditions changed. This seemed more than I could bear, and I felt I could go on in this way no longer.

When the doctor left, the words "Christian Science" came to me as clearly as though they had been spoken. I went to the telephone instantly and called a friend who was not interested in Christian Science but had friends who were, and asked her to have them send a Christian Science practitioner to me. Within an hour a practitioner came. I was convinced that night that Christian Science was the truth, and that I would have to work out my salvation through its teachings. The child began to improve at once, and the healing came very beautifully.

I began studying Christian Science, but it seemed a long time before much understanding of its teachings came to me. I was determined, however, to hold to what I had, and to endeavor to be obedient. That it was the truth I was sure; and I always retained the wonderful revelation which came to me that dark night, to turn to when doubt and discouragement tried to overwhelm me. The blessings which have since come to me are innumerable. The ability to discern right thinking from wrong, which Christian Science gives, is in itself a source of constant joy. I have Christian Science, and for every good thing which has come to me I give it the credit. For class instruction and for the help and support which I have received through practitioners and friends, I am grateful; also for the privilege of serving in a branch church. I know that all the good which has come to me and to thousands of others could not have come without Mrs. Eddy's revelation of Truth and her demonstration of unselfed love. She made it possible for the Cause of Christian Science to be permanently established upon absolute, demonstrable, constructive thinking, which destroys the mesmerism of mortal mind; and for this I am grateful.—

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Testimony of Healing
The wonderful change in one of my sisters first attracted...
March 3, 1928

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