Many years ago I was an agnostic

Many years ago I was an agnostic. From a material viewpoint I had everything to live for, and yet nothing satisfied me. I found no answers to my questions about anything that really mattered. I looked for the meaning of life, but it seemed to have none. Finally I was fired with a determination to devote my life to a search for the truth. I studied ceaselessly, delving into all sorts of philosophies and doctrines, but just as I would feel that I had found what I was looking for, something would occur which would cause the whole structure of my concept of truth to crumble.

I was acquainted with only one Christian Scientist, and her life exemplified a bit of heaven on earth. I deeply admired and respected her. On one particular occasion, when I was so ill that I could neither eat nor sleep and was so weak that I thought I could not live much longer, I lay awake just thinking of this woman, who was the very picture of dominion and wisdom. Then I realized that it could not be anything but Christian Science that made her life different from mine. With this thought I fell sound asleep for the first time in months.

The following evening I was seized with a heart attack. Thinking over the event of the night before, I felt the very presence of God and knew that Christian Science must be sanctioned by Him. A great light dawned in my consciousness, and I was healed of the heart trouble and the other distressing condition as well. Thereafter I began an earnest study of Christian Science.

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Testimony of Healing
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September 18, 1954

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