On page 3 of "The First Church...

On page 3 of "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany," Mary Baker Eddy has said of Christian Science, "This Science is a law of divine Mind, a persuasive animus, an unerring impetus, an ever-present help." It has occurred to me that testimonies of healing, both written and oral, are a part of that "persuasive animus" which draws the seekers for Truth to Christian Science and furnishes constant inspiration for those already engaged in its study. I therefore wish to express my gratitude for having enjoyed the protective and healing power of Christian Science. I was privileged to attend the Christian Science Sunday School, where I gained a firm foundation.

This grounding in the truth stood me in good stead later when I "wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way" (Ps. 107:4). During this period, when I was on the brink of a breakdown, the knowledge that Christian Science could and would heal me kept me from completely succumbing to this erroneous condition, and with the aid of practitioners I emerged out of darkness into light with a better understanding of Truth and a stronger desire for spiritual growth. I have been healed of many discordant conditions: a serious gum disorder, a badly wrenched ankle, chest congestion, and many other aches and pains. Through relying on divine Love for guidance, I was led to a business affiliation in a field which was of particular interest to me and in a manner which only Love could have worked out.

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