For many years I had desired a friend to whom I could...

For many years I had desired a friend to whom I could turn for sympathy, help, and encouragement, one upon whom I could lean in times of adversity, and to whom I could look for guidance at all times. For a long time the desire seemed in vain, and life a very difficult and wondered if, when he came again (I had been taught to expect the return of the personal Jesus), I should acknowledge him or be like the Pharisees and pass by on the other side. However, about seven years ago I was divinely led one Sunday evening to attend a Christian Science church in this town. What I heard read from the desk that evening, together with the remarks of a gentleman to whom I was introduced after the service, enabled me to realize, in some measure, that the friend I had sought was indeed at hand, and was revealed by Christian Science as the ever present Christ, Truth.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy says on pages 2 and 3: "God is Love. Can we ask Him to be more? ... Asking God to be God is a vain repetition. ... He who is immutably right will do right without being reminded of His province." These words revealed to me the fact that since God is Love He has only love or good to impart of His children, and this realization completely healed me of periods of depression and hopelessness. My outlook on life was broadened, and I have been enabled to go forward with confidence that reliance on God and obedience to His commandments will result in harmony at all times.

Some time ago I found myself in bondage to a severe cold, with chest pains. Becoming alarmed at the symptoms manifested, a dear one not interested in Christian Science requested me to call in medical aid. Although to human sense the conditions seemed alarming, I felt confident that reliance on God would solve the problem and restore me to health, and I endeavored to calm the fears expressed about me. At the same time I felt it wise to seek the aid of one more experienced, so I called upon a Christian Science practitioner for help. While the complete healing was slow, the alarming symptoms were quickly dispelled. Several mornings I did not feel capable of rising from my bed, but by trying to realize man's dominion as the perfect child of God, I was able not only to get up but to carry out my daily duties as well during the whole experience.

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Testimony of Healing
For the understanding Christian Science has given me...
July 16, 1932

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