I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science

I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science. About sixteen years ago, I was suffering physically from what was called a hereditary disease, namely, kidney and bladder trouble. I had gone to many physicians, but, like the woman in the Bible story, I "was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse." This condition continued for a number of years, when a friend with whom I was working recommended my reading Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. I borrowed the textbook, but did not understand it. A few days passed, and I visited the physician again, hoping against hope that he could help me. He gave me a prescription. On arriving home with the package of medicine, I suddenly dreaded to open it. I made my decision at that time in favor of Christian Science, and threw the medicine into wastebasket without unwrapping it.

I purchased a Bible, the Christian Science textbook, and a Christian Science Quarterly, and began studying the Lesson-Sermon every morning before going to business. Our Leader says in Science and Health (p. 1), "Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires." My desire to know God better and to live a purer life brought about a healing, which has been permanent. Since then I have had many proofs of God's loving care. I have been healed of periodical sick headaches; a broken collarbone was set overnight, through the help of a loving practitioner; and I have experienced many other healings through Christian Science.

I am especially grateful for the Christian Science Reading Rooms, which are havens of rest for business people. I am very grateful for Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, which reveals the truth that makes us free, as Jesus promised. I am especially grateful for the untiring efforts of loving practitioners and friends who have helped me along the way. Words fail to express my gratitude for all the Christian Science activities, for class instruction, and for membership in The Mother Church and in a branch church.

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Testimony of Healing
In Science and Health (p. 234) Mrs. Eddy gives us these...
December 2, 1939

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