I was reared from childhood in a traditional Protestant church

I was reared from childhood in a traditional Protestant church. I loved the services, read my Bible, and was confirmed and took Holy Communion; but I was not satisfied. I was ill much of the time, although I was getting what was known then as the best medicine in England. I suffered from a complication of internal disorders.

Eventually I married, and in a few short years I was in great trouble. Then I said to myself, "I used to talk to God, but I can't talk to Him now." But I got out of bed and found my Bible and closed it tight and said, "If when I open this book, there is a God, He will speak to me." The Bible opened to Isaiah, Chapter 41. My eyes fell on verse 10, which reads, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." I said aloud, "He is talking to me," and I prayed fervently. The following week, the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, was loaned to me by a young woman at my place of work. I read it eagerly and soon found I could work late without fatigue.

July 4, 1970

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