The Importance of Testimony

In her writings Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, indicates that one of the essential steps in becoming an earnest and an honest student of this Science is the continual expressing of gratitude, not alone silently, but audibly. Unspoken thanksgiving should not be neglected or undervalued; but the voicing of praise to God is an important factor in the student's spiritual growth. Mrs. Eddy gave added emphasis to this fact by her provision in the Church Manual for Wednesday evening meetings, at which testimonies of healing are given.

These testimony meetings may be likened in their purpose and fruitage to that meeting of Jesus and the five thousand in "the desert place," as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew. For their sustenance there were only five loaves of bread and two fishes, and yet, because of the Master's clear realization of divine Love's bounty, he was able to distribute such a plentiful supply that the disciples "took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full."

"Look up"
February 21, 1942

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