I want to express my gratitude for the wonderful blessing...

I want to express my gratitude for the wonderful blessing and love that have come to me through Christian Science. I had the beautiful privilege of spending many months at the Sanatorium of The Christian Science Benevolent Association at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where I learned that to walk is to walk with God, and the only footsteps are footsteps of Truth.

Shortly after becoming seriously interested in Christian Science and beginning the study of the Lesson-Sermons and of the literature, I was overwhelmed by a sense of fear, which became so real that I was afraid even to be in a room alone. It was at this time that I found I could not walk; but after many months at the Sanatorium, and as I grew in the understanding of Truth, I was able to demonstrate the footsteps of Truth and to realize that the Rock of Truth was the only thing on which to stand. About a year and a half after leaving the Sanatorium I had become so free that I was living alone in a hotel in quite another part of the country, where the language was very different. During the following period my progress seemed slow, and at times quite discouraging, but I now realize that although slow it was steady, for which I am most grateful.

During one of these times of discouragement I was able to rejoice although I realized that I was in a foreign country and knew very little of the language. There was no Christian Science church, and the nearest informal meeting was five or six hours' ride away. Here I went through what seemed to be a difficult experience which I was able to meet without any help. I was most grateful for this experience and for the ability to stand through a testing time. I am so grateful for the revelation that has given me the understanding that trials and testing times are just beautiful opportunities for proving the truth.

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Testimony of Healing
Words are inadequate fully to express my gratitude for...
January 14, 1933

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