Fifteen years ago Christian Science brought me faith,...

Fifteen years ago Christian Science brought me faith, hope, health, and happiness. Several years previous to this my attention was called to physical healing through Christian Science. My little children were sick almost constantly and I was ready to investigate anything that suggested relief. I was already finding that materia medica was useless in a crisis. When I learned that it took the humility of Christ Jesus to assimilate this Science, my eagerness abated; also when I was told that Mrs. Eddy taught the absolute allness of Spirit and the nothingness of matter, I turned aside. But this little glimpse of Science convinced me that physical healing could be accomplished through spiritually mental practice.

For years I sought elsewhere the rules of healing. I studied avidly, but everything turned me to the Bible. I accepted Christ Jesus as the great Teacher; but the effort to accomplish spiritual healing through the use of will power and mesmerism naturally developed a state of confused thinking—mysticism, darkness—and I did not know whether I was advancing or retrograding. My health failed and I became an invalid. Finally I abandoned every textbook but the Bible. Having no spiritual basis, in my discouragement and discomfiture I turned to materia medica again. I expected little, and received less. I suffered continually and was almost constantly confined to my bed. Helpless, broken in spirit, contrite, I turned again to Christ's table, begging a crumb.

The first Christian Science treatment awakened me to see that this healing thought, from which I had been running, was the truth for which I had been yearning always. One clear glimpse of the Comforter and I found myself grounded on that rock of which Mrs. Eddy says (Poems, p. 12),

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Testimony of Healing
It is with a heart overflowing with gratitude for the...
August 24, 1935

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