With a heart full of gratitude I offer this testimony

With a heart full of gratitude I offer this testimony. About sixteen years ago I was struggling with my problems. Overwork, grief, and loneliness had taken their toll, and I was heartbroken, a complete nervous wreck, and feared for my sanity. I had known of Christian Science for years, but it had seemed too abstract for me to comprehend. At this time, however, knowing that I had reached a crisis in my life, I began to study. There was much to overcome. I was inordinately proud. I had never known what love meant; and I hated those who had given me so much shame and unhappiness. Then I began to be conscious of a quiet happiness. I had never had my children to myself before, never had had the privilege of caring for them and knowing them as I now began to know them.

Years passed, and gradually the sense as of a tight band around my head which might snap at any instant was destroyed. I had found employment with a company mostly composed of Christian Scientists, and it was through the great kindness and forbearance of the manager that I was encouraged to go on; and for the first time in my life I knew what happiness meant. I was gradually getting stronger and better in every way. The hurt of years took time to heal; but for many years now I can say there has been no heartache or sadness. I am well, and happiness is my constant companion. I have learned many lessons. Pride was my worst enemy, and now I know the joy of humility. Love of worldly things and many unlovely mortal cravings have been replaced with a new standard of values. Getting is being given up for the joy of giving. My children have come through many experiences very wonderfully, protected by Love, which I now know fills all space and is ever present.

Through the loving help of Christian Science practitioners, and through the joy of our services, we have gone forward, learning of Truth and being grateful for the understanding. It is my great privilege to have had class instruction and to be a member of The Mother Church as well as of a branch church. I am learning to depend on God for everything—for supply, of which I have had many demonstrations; for health; for guidance in every human affair; and for protection.

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Testimony of Healing
Whenever I read the words, "Divine Love always has met...
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