Christian Science came to me...

Christian Science came to me many years ago through an aunt who had been healed of what was considered an incurable disease. At that time I was suffering from melancholia. The passing on of my mother when I was in my early teens and the responsibility of taking over her place in the home seemed to weigh heavily on my young shoulders. My aunt gave me a copy of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. I started to read it, but got no farther than the chapter on Prayer, which I read over and over again. The sentence that seemed to stand out most clearly was (p. 1), "Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds." I asked myself. What is it that I desire most of all? The answer came, Peace of mind, happiness, and security. As I studied, all my fears dropped away and the discordant conditions cleared up.

Through my further study a goiter disappeared. When this healing took place I do not know, but one day as I was combing my hair I noticed that my neck was perfectly normal. These healings were the result of study and of imbibing the spirit of Truth through the consecrated reading of the Bible and Science and Health.

Some years later I was healed of severe blood poisoning. As I searched my thought to see what was there that was unlike God, good, I found that I had been harboring resentment toward someone who had spread an untruth about me. I realized I could not be contaminated with anything that was not true of me unless I accepted the belief in it. I then proceeded to think of this individual as God's image and likeness, who could have no desire to harm me. When love and forgiveness came into my heart the healing began. A discharge took place, and in a few days the entile condition of blood poisoning disappeared, leaving no evidence of a scar.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Testimony of Healing
I have been healed, comforted,...
November 1, 1952

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.