My coming to Christian Science was the result of a longing...

My coming to Christian Science was the result of a longing for an understanding of God that would be usable. I had been brought up in an orthodox church by parents who had been real pioneers in church work. I wanted to be faithful to their teachings, but the sufferings I witnessed on every hand, as well as my own, including the loss of these dear parents when I most needed them, led me to believe that there was a weakness in their teachings, for I was quite sure that God was not responsible for all the suffering I saw around me; and while the teachings of the Bible, as I was given them, afforded moral protection, they did not feed the hunger for spirituality I so keenly felt, nor heal the ills from which I suffered.

I was introduced to Christian Science through office associates. I decided this must be a good religion because of the uniformly good characters it seemed to produce. Copies of The Christian Science Journal and Sentinel were at hand in the office, and I began to read them. Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy was so often mentioned that I purchased a copy from a Reading Room. I had unconsciously been reaching out for this light for years, for when I read the chapter on Prayer it was illumined to me. I read the book every waking moment. Then I realized that asthma, bronchitis, dyspepsia, and sleeplessness, from which I had suffered for years, had disappeared. They have never returned. All material remedies were promptly destroyed and Christian Science has since met every need, healing the effects of accidents, a felon on my finger, and other ills; but the greatest joy it has brought is the understanding of a God who is Love.

Testimony of Healing
Our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, in establishing...
June 15, 1935

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