Words are inadequate to express the gratitude I feel for...

Words are inadequate to express the gratitude I feel for the teachings of Christian Science and for the impersonal work that is being done in the world to-day through our literature. It was through a Christian Science Sentinel, over twenty-two years ago, that I first caught a glimpse of this wonderful truth about God and man. At that time I was moving around seeking health for my husband, who had been an invalid for many years.

Following the advice of doctors, we came to southern California seeking sunshine, as the doctors had said that might prolong his life. Having found a desirable location, each day I would get him out in the sun. One day a stranger called and asked me if he could buy some of the roses that grew around the house. I told him they were not for sale, but he could have some, and brought him a pair of shears; then I left to attend to my duties and thought no more about it. When I went to enter the house I found my shears on a paper at the door. As I picked up the paper the heading of an article, "Sunshine of Christian Science," caught my eye. Thinking this was a location where there was more sunshine than where we were, I read the article. It revealed to me the most beautiful, shining light I had ever known. It spoke of how "Christian Science brings to the body the sunlight of Truth, which invigorates and purifies" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 162). Not feeling the need of physical healing myself I little realized how some day this truth would be my staff of life. About ten years after the reading of this article there came a time in my life when I was without hope, discouraged, and wretched in both mind and body; but the seed had been sown. A great desire to know what God is led me to the study of Christian Science. When the truth of God's loving care first dawned on my thought through this study, I was instantaneously healed of mental depression and a morbid desire to die. I have been healed of a tumorous growth after the verdict had been given by three physicians that nothing but an operation could help me. This case became a matter of record through a fall caused by my tripping on an electric wire lying across our field, it having been left there by the linemen. The electric company's lawyer asked if their doctor might make an examination. This was satisfactory to me, and both my doctor and the company's doctor agreed that there was a large tumorous growth, aggravated by the fall. Not feeling satisfied with their verdict, I sought another eminent physician, who told me the same thing. I have been completely healed of this condition through the study of Science and Health. This healing took place over ten years ago.

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