I owe everything to Christian Science, for it has been my...

I owe everything to Christian Science, for it has been my privilege to attend the Christian Science Sunday School from earliest childhood, and I am increasingly grateful each day for the complete reliance on Truth which this religion teaches. At this time I am particularly grateful for an outstanding proof that this reliance is never in vain.

Some four years ago a physical difficulty presented itself in my experience which had all the aspects of a serious affiction, so serious in fact that it seemed it might be well to have a diagnosis, but instead I turned to our textbook, as I have always done in time of need; and after studying the chapter on Physiology in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, I realized that there could be no compromise with error, and I relied entirely on the truth.

There were many weeks when all I could do was to cling to the Scriptural text, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." After several months the worst aspects of the condition were overcome, but there remained a pressure on the ear drums. This was most disquieting, as well as uncomfortable and painful at times. However, I clung steadfastly to the truth of "perfect God and perfect man" (Science and Health, p. 259); and while I was deeply engaged in the study of Christian Science the condition was so much improved that I was encouraged to go forward with renewed assurance to prove our Leader's words in "Pulpit and Press" (p. 4), "You have simply to preserve a scientific, positive sense of unity with your divine source, and daily demonstrate this." Then I was awakened out of sleep by a distinctly reverberating sound. At first I thought something in the house had fallen, and then I realized with great humility and joy that the pressure on my eardrums had been removed.

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Testimony of Healing
The Christian Science Hymnal is the first book I open in...
March 19, 1938

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