I was not attracted to Christian Science for physical healing...

I was not attracted to Christian Science for physical healing for myself, but for a loved one. I also, however, have had many proofs of God's loving and tender care in overcoming discordant conditions through the study of Christian Science. Rejoicing that I had found the truth and the freedom which it gives, I lived many months in the high and secret place; for, as the Psalmist says, I had "made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High," my habitation. When I walked, my feet scarcely seemed to touch the ground. But only too soon I found that I had to descend into the valley to work upward through spiritual understanding. In this way Christian Science has met my every need. When sorrow encompassed me, I was comforted by the truth; and when friends seemed to prove faithless and enemies slandered, I was given strength to endure. At times I was compelled to seek higher ground, and at other times I was led to see my own shortcomings and mistakes and was given the glorious comfort of a strong sense of Truth's correction. While at my housework I kept the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy open before me. I am grateful for the practitioner who encouraged and helped me all along the way. I have learned to forget past mistakes, knowing that they were not of God, and that as one ceases to allow one's mind to dwell on them they will cease to come back to memory.

When Christian Science was brought to me in 1914, my son, a child of seven years, was nervous and indisposed. His school work was very hard for him. Immediately upon commencing to understand that God is Love, as taught in Christian Science, he became a happy and healthy child, and his school work became a pleasure. I am thankful for the friends Christian Science gives to us, for when it seemed necessary for my only child at the age of fifteen to be separated from me, I could put him among these friends, where he could have the privilege of attending the Christian Science Sunday School and church and benefiting by their influence. I am grateful, too, that I am being healed of pride, self-condemnation, irritability, rebelliousness, bitterness, and lack of love, and that, in their place, are appearing the true qualities and characteristics of the real man, God's image and likeness.

One Sunday I had a cold. It troubled me so much that I thought I would not be able to read in church that morning. I worked over it, but on my way to church it seemed to grow more noticeable. I then resolved to leave it with God. After entering the church I forgot it and did not remember it until the services were almost concluded. I was healed! I have had many healings, some slower than others. I am still having problems to meet, but can rejoice that I have found the true way to solve them through the teachings of Christian Science. I had always had a fear that sometime I might be asked to help in the Sunday school, and I felt that it was one thing I was not capable of doing. When the time came and I was given the opportunity, I went in and did my best. I want to say that it is a wonderful privilege, and I have never regretted taking the step. Let me say to everyone, If it is the voice of duty calling you, obey, for it is but another step to higher ground.

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Testimony of Healing
Profound gratitude prompts me to testify to the healing...
September 21, 1929

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