I came to Christian Science to find God, and not for...

I came to Christian Science to find God, and not for physical healing. I was brought up in the Episcopal church and tried to live according to its teaching, but there were many problems in life to which there was apparently no solution. The Bible seemed so contradictory that I gave up reading it, and after many years of trouble, sorrow, loss of home and all material possessions, I could only arrive at the conclusion that there was no God. I thought about these things until my thoughts went around in a circle; so I gave up thinking about them, and decided that if there was a God He would know that I could not understand.

For years I had been able to sleep only a short time each night. I was afraid to think, and as soon as I awakened I would read some light fiction, sometimes reading a page many times before I could get the gist of the story. At this time I moved to a town where there were Christian Science church services, and I wondered if there was anything in this religion that would help me. I was much prejudiced and very critical, but it seemed the only thing left to try. When I began to read the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, I felt as if I could never understand it; but an instantaneous healing of lifelong constipation convinced me of the truth of Christian Science, and when I felt discouraged and ready to give up reading the question would always come to me, What healed you? I knew there was a great power behind that healing, and I felt I must understand what it was. I also realized that when I began to read the textbook I slept the night through, but I thought then it was due to change of climate; now I know it was the power of Truth, for the sleeplessness has never returned. The following stanza from a hymn helped me very much:

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Testimony of Healing
Gratitude to Christian Science prompts me to relate the...
February 13, 1932

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