I first glimpsed the truth of...

I first glimpsed the truth of Christian Science over two years ago, when a friend invited me to visit the little society of which I am now a member. Other churches had not met my need. I told myself and others near me that I believed a law of perfection, or God's law, would be discovered some day, not dreaming until I visited this church that it already had been discovered. The moment I entered, a "still small voice" seemed to whisper, "This is the truth and law of God." When Mary Baker Eddy's name was read from the desk, thoughts of ten years past came to my memory, and I knew this was the truth that a practitioner, an aunt of mine, had mentioned to me. At that time I was not in need of a physical healing and I had thought little or nothing of it again until this day. Words cannot express my gratitude for the Lesson-Sermon read from the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. It meant so much to me that I have not missed a Sunday service since that visit.

Through the study of the textbook I found myself, in a very short time, free from sick headaches and extreme fatigue. My greatest benefit is the regeneration of thought which the realization of one's real selfhood brings. I am grateful for a practitioner's help in the healing of painful corns, for the instantaneous healings of my children, and for membership in The Mother Church.

Mrs. Eddy's words from "No and Yes" (pp. 13, 14) express my experience: "A theory may be sound in spots, and sparkle like a diamond, while other parts of it have no lustre. Christian Science is sound in every part. It is neither warped nor misconceived, when properly demonstrated.' "—(Mrs.) Margaret Lee Gilbert, Borger, Texas.

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Testimony of Healing
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November 7, 1942

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