At a time when I was laid low...

At a time when I was laid low with migraine and violent sickness, from which I had suffered periodically since childhood, the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, was put into my hands by a friend. On reading the title of the book I decided that it was the last book in the world that I wanted to read and told her so. My friend very gently remarked that she would leave it with me. Today I have every reason to be tremendously grateful for the wisdom which she exercised.

As I read the opening words of the Preface (p vii), "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings," the clouds of darkness began to lift, and as I read on there dawned in my consciousness the fact that this was the Christ-teaching, which Jesus taught and practiced. I read the sacred pages with tears of repentance and humility. Selfishness and many faults of character were uncovered. A glorious light shone, revealing the grand possibilities of man and awakening within me a desire to be a better wife, mother, and friend. Instantly I was healed of the painful condition called migraine and the taking of drugs. For twenty-six years this healing has been permanent.

Christian Science has also healed me of an internal displacement, inflammatory rheumatism, and influenza. Harmony has been restored many times in cases of fear and sickness, and loneliness and grief have been replaced by comfort and joy. How true are our Leader's words on page 281 of Science and Health, "Our false views of matter perish as we grasp the facts of Spirit."

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Testimony of Healing
My gratitude for Christian Science...
December 6, 1947

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