In Isaiah we read (9:2), "The...

In Isaiah we read (9:2), "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light." This passage has always been a source of great inspiration to me ever since the light of Christian Science came into my life. I found it when my interest in everything had been lost. At this time I was suffering form shell shock, an injured leg, and other injuries received in the First World War.

Having refused a major operation on my leg, the success of which could not be guaranteed, I was told that nothing more could be done for me, and I was placed on a lifetime disability pension. Shortly afterwards my health became worse in every way. It became necessary for me to take sedative tablets twice a day. The doctor said that he would not be responsible if these pills were not taken. In spite of these tablets the nervous attacks became more frequent. At this point my wife, who had only a short time before become interested in Christian Science, asked me if I would care to visit a practitioner. My reply, given in desperation, was, "Yes, I will try anything." I shall never forget the love shown by the practitioner.

It was impressed upon me that the first thing I had to learn was that man is made in the image and likeness of God and is therefore perfect, untouched by any war. The practitioner repeated the following passage from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy (p. 494): "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need." I pondered these words and received great help. From that day on I studied the Bible and Science and Health with the aid of the Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly. Prayerful help was continued, and my life became very worthwhile and joyful.

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Signs of the Times
March 31, 1956

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