Christian Science came into my experience over twenty...

Christian Science came into my experience over twenty years ago, at a time when I seemed to be at the end of everything. Having left family, home, and friends in the East, I came to a strange city with my husband, and my troubles then began; but the statement that "man's extremity is God's opportunity" proved to be true in my case. Christian Science was presented to me and I was invited to attend a Wednesday evening testimony meeting. Upon entering the church I felt a great sense of peace; the happy faces and the joy expressed by the entire congregation thrilled me, and I felt that I wanted what they evidently had. A friend offered me a copy of Science and Health and another gave me a Bible. I purchased a Christian Science Quarterly.

I had a very definite sense of an anthropomorphic or manlike God, and it did not seem easy to replace that belief with something which I could not see or outline in my thinking. I had wonderful faith, however, and when I would come to such statements as, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths," I would try to be obedient. When a problem came up I would tell myself to trust in the Lord with all my heart, and would cling to the subsequent promise until peace was restored. I found that to be very helpful, because, as our revered Leader says in Science and Health (p. 201), "the way to extract error from mortal mind is to pour in truth through flood-tides of Love."

Testimony of Healing
Many years ago, when Christian Science was in its infancy,...
January 6, 1934

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