I shall never cease to be grateful for the way I was led to the...

I shall never cease to be grateful for the way I was led to the study of Christian Science. My background was not religious, as both parents had decided that they could not, in good conscience, worship a God who would send so much sorrow and sickness into the world. While growing up I felt there was something missing in our lives; so I tried to find it in an orthodox church, but there were too many unanswered questions. Finally one night, tossing on my pillow, I prayed that God would reveal Himself to me in some way, if, in fact, He really did exist. Shortly, the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, came into my possession, and I recognized it immediately as the answer to my prayer. Later, both my parents studied this religion.

For thirty-four years my great love for Christian Science has not diminished. It has healed me of sickness, supplied my needs, comforted me in sorrow, answered all my questions, and satisfied my deep longings to know God. Hay fever, colds, headaches, and a constant pain in the back of my neck were all healed as I gained more of the spirit of Science and expressed it. If a slight suggestion of a headache presents itself, I have only to remember that "in Christian Science there is never a retrograde step, never a return to positions outgrown" (Science and Health, p. 74).

One evening before my complete healing of headaches, I was suffering severely, and after doing a little prayerful work, I decided to go to bed, thinking I would probably feel better in the morning. As I started to retire, this thought came very distinctly to me: "The bed has never healed anyone." With self-pity I turned away and walked into another room, slumping into a chair. It seemed impossible to read; so I picked up the Christian Science Hymnal and made a poor effort to sing one of the hymns. Before the end of the first verse the headache had gone. I felt so well that I slipped into a raincoat and joyously walked in the rain, praising God every step of the way.

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The Bible Speaks to You
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 257-What to Do About Domination
March 11, 1967

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