[Original testimony in German]

The first time I read in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"...

The first time I read in "Science and Health with Key to Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 1), "Desire is prayer," I realized why I had been led to Christian Science. When I was young I had had to struggle often with a deep sense of depression, for to mortal sense I was always experiencing what Paul describes in his epistle to the Romans: "For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do." I was aware of the command to love God with my whole heart, but since I did not understand Him, I could not do it. The Bible was a closed book to me, in spite of my efforts to become acquainted with it. All that has now changed, thanks to the wonderful revelation of Christian Science. Now I feel I am God's child; now I want truly to do His will, to live according to God's law and under His direction, and to fill the place to which He has led me.

When some measure of the true understanding of God was gained, physical healings and transformation of character naturally followed. I feel deeply grateful for a healing of pain in my lungs and back, for the healing of inflammation, sprains, injuries, and the healing of grief and affliction at the passing on of dear members of the family. I am even more grateful that through earnest study of this divine teaching I am able to make better progress in overcoming sensitiveness, resentment, temper, and irritation.

I should like especially to relate a healing which demanded great patience and perseverance. An eye trouble manifested itself, and for nearly a year I was distressed by clouded vision and spots dancing before my eyes. I overcame this without outside help, through the understanding that sight is a spiritual faculty and is not dependent on inert matter. I learned a great deal while I was holding to the truth and to the certain expectation of healing. In spite of the seeming slowness of the healing I was not discouraged; for I was filled with deep gratitude that those around me did not notice my difficulty and could not therefore interfere, with human opinions. Truly, the Lord hides us in His secret place.

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Testimony of Healing
In 1930, while living in a city...
October 10, 1942

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