Recalling the experiences that...

Recalling the experiences that I have had in Christian Science the past few years, I find that an abundance of good has been brought into my life, for which I shall never cease to be grateful.

During the two years and a half I spent overseas I experienced beautiful protection on both land and sea. In 1942, aboard ship on my way to England, 1 at times became quite fearful of attacks by enemy submarines and aircraft, particularly at night when all was complete darkness. The fact that we were without escort or material protection had a tendency to increase the thoughts of danger. These fears, however, were mastered and overcome through steadfast and complete reliance on God. Never before had the ninety-first Psalm been such a source of inspiration. I clung to the truths contained therein virtually every waking hour. I was continually mindful of those comforting words Mrs. Eddy has given us on page 283 of Science and Health, "Mind is the source of all movement, and there is no inertia to retard or check its perpetual and harmonious action." The poise, peace of mind, and freedom from fear in my consciousness were noticed by others, and helped, I feel, to encourage them. I am very grateful for that experience; it is good to know that God is infinite.

Through the study of Christian Science I have found joyous and loving companionship, something I had entirely given up hope of ever finding. My path at times had been so dark and my efforts seemed so futile that it was difficult to see anything but emptiness and loneliness. My gratitude knows no bounds for the faithful practitioner who so lovingly helped me along the way. Many times she warned me (Matt. 6:33), "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." But I was so full of self-will and self-pity that I wanted the material things first.

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Testimony of Healing
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April 26, 1947

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