It is time I brought some tithes. . .

It is time I brought some tithes of gratitude to the storehouse by way of a testimony in the Sentinel. Through my mother I had contact with Christian Science for many years, but I endeavored only spasmodically to apply it. Then came a period of agnosticism, which is not uncommon to young people when they become mesmerized by newly acquired knowledge. Nevertheless, I was conscious of God's guidance in many situations. Difficulties encountered through changes in environment gradually drove me back to Science, and the need for physical healing crystallized my desire to walk in God's ways.

Appendicitis had been troubling me for many months and finally became so bad that I sought medical aid. I was told to go immediately to hospital for an operation. However, I later went to a Christian Science practitioner instead. The healing was slow, for there were a number of erroneous traits that needed to be eradicated, but from the first I was sustained and encouraged.

On one occasion, when I was traveling in virtually uninhabited country, about sixty miles from a garage I discovered that my car had a broken wheel bearing and a broken spring. Some months before, I had tried to obtain an identical wheel bearing for another car of the same make and was grateful at that time to acquire what was said to be unobtainable. Now in such surroundings and in wartime the prospects seemed hopeless from a human standpoint. I was able, however, to proceed slowly until I came to an isolated farmhouse. There I was able to repair the spring, and on a table on a back veranda I found the exact wheel bearing required. On several other occasions we have experienced proof of Love's protection before journeys were undertaken when I have been impelled to inspect a certain part of a car and have found it on the point of breaking or collapse.

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Signs of the Times
August 28, 1948

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