I did not begin to study Christian Science for healing,...

I did not begin to study Christian Science for healing, but to find God. I soon found that I needed the healing very much, because after the truth was born in my consciousness that man is spiritual and not material, I knew that all the discordant conditions I was manifesting were anything but part of the image and likeness of God. I had never known what it was to be without pain. Sometimes the pain was very severe and sometimes not so bad, but I always carried the burden of pain with me. This was caused by an accident in early childhood. The pain in its various forms did not leave quickly; it seemed to me that it went away very slowly. Now I know I was learning to cast my burden on the Lord "and trust His constant care."

It is about twelve years since I started to read the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. After reading to the second page of the chapter on Prayer I knew I had found my God and the truth that I had so many years been seeking. During the epidemic of influenza I was drawn under that delusion, and called a practitioner. I felt so miserable that I lay down on the bed. I awoke in about two hours—well. I was so glad and grateful for this, as I was with my sister and there was a baby there, and this difficulty had no place in that household. For the last few years I have been earning my living, something thought by my family to be impossible. I am very grateful for the freedom and the independence that this has brought to me. My whole life and sense of living have been undergoing change these last twelve years, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Christian Science is now my hope and my strength and my song. I am grateful for a keen and ever growing realization of our debt to Mary Baker Eddy; and my desire is to share in some measure the purpose of her life-work.—(Miss) Clara E. Lewis, Chicago, Illinois.

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Testimony of Healing
For over twenty years my written testimony has been due...
April 18, 1931

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