"They that dwell in the land of the shadow of death,...

"They that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined." The light of the Science of Christianity came to me in Singapore in 1905. My only prayer for the previous three months had been that I might know the truth about God before I passed on. Since girlhood I had longed to know what God was, having lost faith in old theology. I had overheard the statement that I should never live to grow up, and this gave me a sense of a very unjust God.

When about twenty I suddenly had to undergo a major operation for kidney disease, and then a second one. Finally I came from Singapore, where I was then living, for a final major operation. Eight months after the third operation I became very ill again, and the specialist, who was most kind, said he was very sorry, but nothing more could be done; I must just be taken care of as long as I lived, which might be for a while on the strictest of diets, or the end might be sudden. It did not matter where I lived, so I returned to my home in Singapore. I had a great fear of death, but in my darkest hour my prayer was answered: a young student of Christian Science came to live in Singapore and lent me a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. I am indeed unceasingly grateful to this friend for having lent me the textbook. For a long time I had not been able to sleep without a strong drug; that night I read a page and a half on prayer. The world was illumined in a great light and happiness, and I saw that God was my Life and that I did not need to depend on matter. I slept like a child, in complete happiness, and awoke to a world of joy. I read on and saw that man was spiritual and the horrors of a material creation were a dream. Before I had read more than a third of the book I was healed of my diseases—they had vanished into nothingness—and I was able to eat what I liked and to do everything that I had never been expected to do again. This Science has met my need for thirty years, and is all-in-all to me.

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November 14, 1936
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