About twelve years ago Christian Science found me griefstricken...

About twelve years ago Christian Science found me griefstricken and hopeless, but, as Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 66): "Sorrow has its reward. It never leaves us where it found us." During the first years of our married life, either my husband or I was sick most of the time. My husband had just recovered from a long illness through which I had nursed him when a little son was born to us. This was joy of short duration, however, for in a few weeks the child passed on. The shock was too much for me, and I went to pieces mentally.

Two months in a hospital made me no better. After consulting three physicians, my husband planned to sell our home so as to put me in a sanitarium. At this time a sister, a Christian Scientist, who had been lovingly caring for me, asked that we try Christian Science. In a few days I was studying the Lesson-Sermon with her, and in two weeks was able to throw off the depression and take an interest in my home and loved ones. A change from a belief in death and separation to some degree of understanding that we all "live, and move, and have our being" in God was joyfully accepted.

A niece of seven years, who was living with me, had been very delicate, having convulsions since birth as a result of poor digestion and constipation. With loving help in Christian Science she was soon strong and healthy. Both of us have had many physical healings since, sometimes with the help of practitioners; then again with the earnest application of the truth, as far as I understood it.

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Testimony of Healing
I first heard of Christian Science when about ten years...
October 5, 1929

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