"I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall...

"I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." Thus spoke Jesus. When Christian Science found me some ten years ago, I was truly walking in darkness. At various times since early childhood I had stuttered, and as I grew older this developed into a very bad stoppage of speech—so severe at times that when I attempted to speak, my jaws would seem to lock, the cords of my throat contract, and I would be unable to speak at all. This was of great disadvantage to me in my work, as I could not hold a position where it was necessary for me to talk over the telephone or meet the public. I had tried every known remedy—materia medica, chiropractic, diet, change of altitude, and specialists for this particular condition—but with only temporary relief. After reading "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" for only a few days, I noticed an improvement, and then I had a Christian Science practitioner take up the work. The improvement was very rapid and within a short time I was healed. Since that time I have held positions in which I have been in complete charge of the office and have experienced no difficulty whatsoever.

We are told in the Bible that at one time, when the armies of the kings of Israel, Judah, and Edom were in need of water, the Lord said to Elisha, "Make this valley full of ditches," and Elisha added, "For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts." And in the morning "the country was filled with water." This has indeed been my experience in regard to employment. Since I have been studying Christian Science there have been times when, because of curtailment of office force, it has been necessary for me to seek another position and, even though in most instances there seemed to be few or no openings, a position was obtained in a very short time and in some cases without any loss of time whatsoever.

Healings for which no specific work was done have been many, but through general study on other problems I found that the difficulties had slipped away. These include a swollen gland in the neck, which had been in that condition for two or three years; the need for glasses which I had worn for five years; and severe headaches. This last condition I had had over a period of several years; my vision would be blurred for fifteen or twenty minutes and upon its clearing, a severe headache would develop which would last for the remainder of the day. After studying Christian Science, I noticed that while occasionally the vision would blur, upon its clearing there would be no headache, and gradually the blurring also disappeared.

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Choose Ye
December 28, 1935

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