Fourteen years ago my prayer was, Oh, for one day's...

Fourteen years ago my prayer was, Oh, for one day's health, so that I might know what it is like to be free, as others seem to be! During the years previous to this time I had suffered very much, and was little bettered after the services, most kindly given, of in all some fifty physicians and surgeons. Then Christian Science came into my life and I was lifted right up into a state of joyous consciousness of Love's presence, and to the place where glorious vistas of a new life with Love at the helm appeared. The experiences that followed, as this light of the truth that Jesus taught burst on my awakening thought, were so beautiful that I thought I should remain always in this exalted state of consciousness.

I soon found, however, that it was easier to love and desire Truth than patiently to work out one's problems step by step. Years of struggle followed; but I can only say on looking back that Love was surely holding me the whole time. The kind and willing help of practitioners and of a loyal, loving, and compassionate teacher of Christian Science, who unfailingly put my hand in my Father's and guided me always from person to Principle, helped to steady me in the way. And here I would say to anyone who finds the battle long and the way difficult, Hold on! for the power of Truth does the work unfailingly. Truth is omnipotent. With me it prevailed. Health is now the normal and usual, sickness the abnormal and unusual. I enjoy splendid health, doing work that often entails long hours. But, better still, I am finding that health is something much more than a state of physical normality. With the Psalmist I can say, "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name."

Among other things I have been healed of influenza, inflammatory rheumatism, sprained ankles, indigestion in an acute form, constipation, colds, pain, and headaches; a sense of plenty is steadily replacing a sense of lack, joy has replaced depression, gentleness is overcoming impatience, love of others is replacing fear of people; and intensive criticism and many other faults of disposition are steadily giving place to Godlike qualities. How can one express even a mite of one's gratitude in words! But our deeds can increasingly show its genuiness in our hearts. — (Miss) Gwendoline Arnold, Brewester, Massachusetts.

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Testimony of Healing
In September, 1930, while I was preparing the evening...
September 10, 1932

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