I wish to bear testimony to the healing power of God,...

I wish to bear testimony to the healing power of God, as revealed in Christian Science. I was reared in a minister's home. At quite an early age I wondered about the teachings regarding God, devil, heaven, and hell, and I tried to believe and to be satisfied with what I was taught. However, these teachings of a personal God and devil, and heaven and hell as places, no longer satisfied me. I desired to be and to do good above all else, but it seemed as though the harder I tried the more some unseen force seemed to keep me from my purpose. This brought on great discouragement.

The question, "Why cannot we be healed as the sick were in the time of Jesus?" stood uppermost in my thought. Why our prayers were not answered, was another very searching question with me. I longed to understand these vital points, but was met with a cold rebuff from whomsoever I asked for an answer.

January 20, 1940

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