Christian Science came to me at a time when I was not...

Christian Science came to me at a time when I was not consciously seeking for anything, being happy, healthy, and busy; but from the first I was drawn by the force of its logic. Having borrowed the textbook and begun to read out of curiosity, I was amazed to find that within a fortnight my Bible, unopened for years, came out of its almost forgotten resting place like something precious which I had not known I possessed. The light imparted by Christian Science illumined every page, and as I read the old familiar passages (familiar because I had been given a religious upbringing in the orthodox sense), I found myself saying over and over, "So that's what that means! So that's what it means!" wondering why it had never stood out so clearly before and wishing the whole world might see these wonderful truths as I was now seeing them for the first time.

This experience gave me a greatly increased sense of gratitude for the Bible, and as time goes on I have a still deeper thankfulness for the fact that it has become an open book to countless thousands who have found the key to its treasures in Christian Science. With this inflowing of light through the textbook I felt I had been admitted to a beautiful garden and was free to wander at will from one delight to another. Words seem of none effect to express my gratitude for the textbook, the "key" which unlocks this garden of Scripture, and which continues to unfold its beauties to all who will take the "key" and use it. Of what use is a beautiful garden, full of lovely vistas, if the gate is locked and the key has been lost? And what wonder that Christian Scientists, the world over, hold in loving and grateful remembrance the woman whose tireless, prayerful seeking found the lost key and restored it again to mankind!

If Christian Science had done no more for me than this, my life would be immeasurably enriched. But it has brought me countless additional blessings—physical, moral, and mental. It has given me a sure measuring rod for every thought and act, a peaceful haven in times of mental perplexity, comfort in sorrow, and unfailing aid in the manifold affairs of daily living. I have known rough places and backslidings, but the gleam of Truth has brought me back to a realization of the unity of God and His likeness, man, and to a humble acknowledgment of the perfection and finality of Mrs. Eddy's revelation.

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Testimony of Healing
My first healings in Christian Science convinced me that...
January 19, 1935

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