Shortly after beginning the...

Shortly after beginning the study of Christian Science, I had all the symptoms of kidney trouble. The pain and discomfort were severe. I was living in a rented room in a city far from home. Although I was tempted to take medicine, I studied the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and tried to apply the truths I read to myself. Days passed without relief. Finally, I bought some medicine with the thought that if the condition did not improve, I would take it.

Late that night, alone in my room, I awoke in great pain. On a table beside the bed lay the pills and a copy of Science and Health. I reached for the pills, but just as I touched them, I said aloud: "No. Christian Science is the Word of God, and I will rely on it."

I tossed the pills into the farthest corner of the room and picked up the textbook. Through tears, I would read a sentence, then repeat it aloud. One line stood out. It reads (p. 469), "We bury the sense of infinitude, when we admit that, although God is infinite, evil has a place in this infinity, for evil can have no place, where all space is filled with God."

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

Testimony of Healing
Before knowing of Christian Science...
December 12, 1959

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.