I had not been well for many years, and late in 1909 a...

I had not been well for many years, and late in 1909 a woman called at my home on business. During our conversation, she said she believed Christian Science would meet my need. Many weeks later a gentleman, who had been healed through Christian Science treatment, urged me to buy a book written by Mary Baker Eddy called "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." He said: "Read it every day. I am sure it will help you, as it has hundreds of others."

Two days later found me in a Christian Science Reading Room. Words fail to express my feelings, as I stood in that atmosphere of harmony and peace. I bought a copy of Science and Health, and went home. After the dinner hour, I opened the book to the lines (Pref., p. vii), "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings." Right there, I, who had lived in suffering and darkness, saw a great light. I did not continue my reading for a while, but pondered those surprising words. Think of it—"to-day is big with blessings," not somewhere, not hereafter, but here and now! I said to myself, "The one who wrote those words knew how to lean 'on the sustaining infinite.' " From that evening, February 10, 1910, until the present time, I have daily studied the Christian Science textbook and the Bible, striving to learn more and more about "the sustaining infinite." The effort has not been in vain, for I have had many healings.

There was an instantaneous and complete healing of a very distressing throat disease of several years' standing, which medical treatment had failed to cure. Lung trouble, coughs, and colds have been entirely eliminated. So-called incurable stomach trouble, from which I suffered for many years, has been overcome, and I am now able to eat normally all kinds of food. These healings were very slow. I have also been healed of an internal tumor of four years' growth, sciatic rheumatism, and a distressing case of gallstones. My understanding of Christian Science has enabled me to live a normal existence for more than thirty years after doctors, though they had done all they could, had failed to help me.

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Testimony of Healing
I was told about Christian Science by a woman who had...
October 14, 1939

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