Recently I had such a beautiful proof of God's care that...

Recently I had such a beautiful proof of God's care that I should like to share the experience with others. Coming out of a restaurant in a big city, I dropped a small pures that contained a twenty-dollar bill. I did not notice my loss till some time later in the day. At first I had a frightened sense of discouragement, for I had been working on a finanical problem, and the loss seemed to come at a time when I could least afford it. Only a week or so before this I had been told about Mrs. Eddy's saying to a student that no matter what happened he should quickly thank God for the experience, because that expression of gratitude would destroy the enemies' power to harm him. I did thank God, and I did have a vision of what true substance is. After a day or two a friend recommended that I advertise. I did so, and the next morning my purse was returned to me.

This demonstration of God's ever-present care is only one of many which I have had over a long period of years. Christian Science came to bless our family when I was a little girl. I was so delicate that my school year was always interrupted by weeks of illness. Christian Science enabled me to go through four years of college with only one interruption because of a minor sickness. When I needed to earn my living, I turned to this Science for help, and was led into a field of activity which I had not dreamed of entering, but which has proved a joyous lifework. Through Christian Science I have proved in many business deals that a willingness to share with others blesses and enriches. I have found Christian Science—especially after I had the privilege and inspiration of class teaching—a daily spur to self-examination and self-improvement and to a more compassionate attitude toward all mankind. It is rousing me to work for the redemption of the whole world from the slavery of material thinking. I bless Mrs. Eddy and I love her for her selfless life and for her revelation of Christian Science.

July 4, 1936
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