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.

NEXT IN THIS ISSUE
Testimony of Healing
Our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, in establishing...
June 15, 1935
Contents

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.

Submit