It is with a heart filled with...

It is with a heart filled with gratitude for Christian Science that I can say in the words of the Psalmist (Ps. 188:17), "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord." Seventeen years ago I longed for death as a welcome release from the sufferings of cancer, which had caused several deaths in my family and was held in great dread. My condition was pronounced hopeless, and I had nowhere to turn for comfort. Since I was unable to reconcile my human concept of God and the universe with the divine ideas of love and justice, I had become an atheist.

I knew nothing of Christian Science, apart from ridicule I had heard; but the angel thought persistently came to me to try this religion. I obtained a copy of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and began to read it. In spite of the distrust and animosity I felt at first, I continued to study. Soon I became willing to learn the teachings of this textbook, and I shall never forget the sense of peace which came to me then, assuring me of the omnipresence of divine Love.

Testimony of Healing
So much good has come to me...
July 25, 1953

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