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[Original testimony in German]
I should like with all my heart to give thanks for the...
I should like with all my heart to give thanks for the blessings which I have been privileged to experience through Christian Science. At one time, in the most beautiful period of my life, when I imagined that I was happy, everything that I thought I could call my own slipped away from me. Not only that—I also lost my trust in God. In this time of despair, divine Love found me. It did not leave me where it found me, but drew me to itself in pure loving-kindness. When my husband was transferred to Berlin at that time, I became acquainted with Christian Science through friends. It was possible for me to buy the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. Today this book, the German Edition of the Herald, and the Christian Science Quarterly are indispensable to me.
I clung to the infinite God, the creator who is Love, that I might study further and learn to understand and give to others. Yet often I could not free myself from error. At a Wednesday evening testimony meeting when I could not be quite at peace, the Scriptural words came to my thought, "Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth." That same evening I talked with a practitioner. She gave me these words to take with me: "Lord, Thy will be done." Later I visited the practitioner, and she lovingly helped me to apprehend through Christian Science the ever-operative divine law. Thus I was freed of many false characteristics which do not belong to God's child; and I was also healed of grippe, a knee trouble, and lumbago that had troubled me for years. The most glorious thing I was privileged to experience was that my husband, too, had the help of a practitioner and could see God as the loving Father and creator, who never disappoints us, if we look to Him in the firm trust that He is Love.
A short time ago I was able to prove this again. I was involved in a law suit, although I had nothing at all to do with the actual case; and things at first were going against me. In my distress I asked a practitioner for help. She lovingly gave me aid and made it clear to me that God, who is indeed Love, would not allow a wrong to be done me. After eight months of struggle the case was decided in my favor. A few weeks later I awoke in the night in severe pain. I could not even read in the textbook, and thought that I should not live to see the morning. I tried to hold firmly the thought that God is ever present, and I had a woman who was living with me call a Christian Science practitioner. The latter took up the work immediately, and the healing came instantaneously.
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