It was apparently by accident that I began the investigation...

It was apparently by accident that I began the investigation which finally led me to study Christian Science. I had for some time suffered from mental depression brought on by conditions in my life at which I rebelled and because of an environment which I did not seem to be able to change. As a result, I began to experience night sweats and long waking hours when life seemed to have turned to ashes, and the future looked dark and hopeless.

At this point a friend who was turning to Christian Science for the healing of trouble with her back asked me to help her to get to a Wednesday evening meeting. We went, and I was conscious at once of a sense of peace, brought about, I then believed, by the quiet of the church, the dignity and order of the service, and the beauty of the music. When the testimonies were given, I was deeply impressed with the sincerity of the speakers, who recounted healings of sickness and the lifting of poverty and unhappiness. On the wall was the inscription from the Bible, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly," and I reflected that surely, if those words were ever intended to have a practical meaning, then this religion must be the answer.

I soon called on a Christian Science practitioner, and through her clear and loving presentation of the truth I was instantaneously healed of the state of thought which had so darkened my life, and which I came to see had its roots back in my early childhood. I did not know then that I was permanently healed, but as time went on and I studied the Lesson-Sermons and availed myself of all the help which Christian Science so bountifully supplies through the church services, Reading Rooms, lectures, and literature, this mental condition never returned. It had been from the first replaced by peace, hope, and a more abundant sense of Life. During the more than nine years that have followed there have been times of stress, but never a moment when I did not realize that the remedy awaited my faithful, patient application of God's law.

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Testimony of Healing
My first healing through Christian Science was that of...
August 9, 1930

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