It seemed only natural that from early childhood I should...

It seemed only natural that from early childhood I should be deeply religious, as my grandparents and parents had been very religious, and several ministers of the gospel had been among the family connections. When quite small my greatest reward was to be allowed to go to prayer meeting with my grandmother. All went well with me until sickness necessitated six operations, but no benefit was received. I lacked everything that seemed to make life endurable, and no one was able to help. My thoughts were, Where is God? Why does He not help me? But I was seeking a man-made God, trying to find and understand that which cannot be understood, for it does not exist. Receiving no answer to my questions, I drifted into a state of hopelessness.

A friend from a distant city came to live where I had gone in search of health. One Wednesday night when she asked me to go to church with her I said, "Anywhere except to church; it has been ten years since I went to one." She said nothing more, but when the time came I went. Never can I forget that meeting, held in a hall with only a small number present. I knew that I had found that for which I had been looking all my life. I was satisfied that I should awake, in God's likeness. Something was said to me about the healing in Christian Science. I replied, "That is beautiful, but it is enough that I have found God."

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