At dawn on a drab, cold January...

At dawn on a drab, cold January morning a few years ago these words from a citation in our Lesson Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly arrested my attention : "Take heart, dear sufferer, for this reality of being will surely appear sometime and in some way" (Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 573).

Having just lost my father and having had to take full control of his business during a seasonal slump, I felt heavily burdened. My thought was absorbed with a false sense of responsibility coupled with self-pity, and the reality of my true selfhood as a child of God seemed nowhere in sight. I tried earnestly to realize the truth as we are taught in Christian Science, but I seemed unable to do so.

I have no recollection of how that day was spent, but I do recall, as if it were yesterday, reading the lesson again on the following morning. When I came to the same citation, I was suddenly filled with a consciousness of the presence of God, Love, and I knew at once that I was seeing the reality of being. It was a stirring moment ; and ever since, every phase of my work, my church activity, and my home life has been spiritually directed and has increasingly manifested a firm foundation of joy, peace, happiness, and harmony.

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Testimony of Healing
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June 13, 1959

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