When Christian Science first came into my life, I found...

When Christian Science first came into my life, I found it very comforting, for I felt adrift with nothing to hold on to; but I could not accept Christ Jesus, because my parents were Jews. I went to Christian Science churches and thought how beautiful it would be to be a member, but felt that I could never have that privilege because I could not accept Jesus and his teaching. When I read Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy I used to skip the passages in which his name appeared. One day an angel-thought came to me and told me to go to a Christian Science Reading Room and study the New Testament. For hours I read from Matthew, and when I was through I cried for joy. I knew then that the Jewish people did not understand Jesus, just as today the human race in general does not understand the truth. Needless to say, I became a member of a brance church and of The Mother Church.

I was a student of Christian Science for about twelve years, and at the same time rejoiced in being one of the children of Israel. At times I still wondered if Christian Science really revealed the absolute truth. Three years ago I had to prove that it did. After I had operated a business for thirteen years, the lie of depression suddenly presented itself and I could not pay the rent according to my lease. The landlord pretended to be a friend and reduced my rent, but on my monthly receipt the rent was written "on account." When I told him about it he said that he would not do anything to me that would not be right, and for me not to worry. So I believed in him. Finally, a big concern wanted to rent my storeroom. The landlord wanted me out, so he sued me for the back payments according to the lease, attaching every material belonging I possessed, and I found myself penniless. Attorneys advised me not to let it go to court, for, according to my lease, I did not have a leg to stand on. I went to an attorney who I knew was a student of Christian Science. He tried to make a settlement, but the landlord and his attorneys were adamant. To material sense I stood alone, with no family, and broken in spirit and in health.

Our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, tells us in Science and Health (p. 596), "Christian Science, contradicting sense, maketh the valley to bud and blossom as the rose." I went to God in prayer, in the words of the Psalmist, "O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles." The fear left me, and my consciousness was flooded with such peace and harmony and joy that I was not aware of my material surroundings. I knew that the demonstration was made. About two days later my attorney made a settlement with the landlord; a friend gave me the necessary money, and the landlord released the attachment. The concern that wanted my storeroom changed its plans and rented a place about five buildings away from me. The landlord was very happy to have me stay, at a satisfactory rent. It is very clear to me that error destroys itself, and today I am truly convinced of the healing power of God.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with a heart full of gratitude that I want to relate...
May 28, 1938

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