"My heart is singing: I have...

"My heart is singing: I have found the way." These words from Hymn No. 64 in the Christian Science Hymnal inspired me to write this testimony to express humble gratitude for God's goodness in leading me to a religion that is a demonstrable healing remedy for every human discord.

For many years I had been in and out of hospitals to have treatment for a painful kidney and bladder condition. There were other complications, named tumorous, for which I had undergone surgery. But more tumors had appeared, and I was preparing for a second operation. Besides this, I felt burdened with the care of a dear one who had lived with me most of my married life. All this resulted in a depressed mental state of frustration, resentment, and self-pity.

A healing through prayer was farthest from my thought. Then one day I found among some old books that had been in the family for years a copy of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. The cover was off and pages were missing; but I opened it at random and began to read. As I read I felt a growing sense of respect and reverence for the author, whose words illumined my thought with a new concept of God and man. The comfort and love that poured forth from its pages made an immediate change in my life.

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Signs of the Times
January 5, 1963

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