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Christian Science came to me more than twenty years...
Christian Science came to me more than twenty years ago, when I had started out upon a life full of great joy and happiness, only to face at the outset the threatened loss of everything which seemed of value. At the darkest moment, when all human help had proved unavailing, the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," by our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, was put into my hands.
At that time I was preparing to spend a night of watching and waiting beside the bed of one who, after days of unconsciousness, was said to be beyond medical aid. The doctor, who had watched the case for months, had told me that the next few hours must certainly bring the end. I asked to be left alone, and as I sat through the long hours, listening for the slightest movement from the bed, I suddenly took up the copy of Science and Health which had been lying unheeded in the room. More for the sake of getting away from my own thoughts than for any other reason, for I had no knowledge of what the book taught, I began to read. Hour after hour passed; such joy and radiance flooded my consciousness as the wonderful truth unfolded that I lost all thought of time or of the sorrow that had seemed so overwhelming before I began to read. Suddenly I heard my name called from the bed, and to my astonishment and joy the eyes that had been closed in stupor and unconsciousness for days were clear and steady, and where there had been a terrifying struggle for breath, I now heard a normal voice asking what I was reading. In reply, I held up the book, and drawing my chair closer to the bedside I began to read aloud. After a short time I heard a quiet voice repeating, "God is Love"; and although for weeks past the invalid had been unable to raise his head or his hands without assistance, he now drew a deep, steady breath, turned over to one side, and like a tired but happy child, slept quietly until morning.
It was a transformed atmosphere into which the doctor came that morning; and when his patient, sitting up in bed, greeted him with a cheery, "Good morning," he was incapable of making any reply, but sank into the nearest chair, in amazement, exclaiming, "It is a miracle!"
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Aaron E. Brandt, Committee on Publication for Pennsylvania,
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Harold David Joffe, former Committee on Publication for Transvaal, South Africa,
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Violet Ker Seymer
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Alice H. Allen
I wish to express my profound gratitude for all that...
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Ruth C. Eiseman
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For some time I have desired to voice my gratitude...
Emily B. Whyte
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Magda O. Christensen
Having studied Christian Science for some ten years, I...
ANNIE DINSMORE MC CLURE
Signs of the Times
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