I was led into the study of Christian Science through reading...

I was led into the study of Christian Science through reading the biography entitled Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait by Lyman P. Powell.

Although the reading of this book did not convince me of the efficacy of Christian Science, it did stimulate my thinking sufficiently for me to read Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. As I pondered the truths set forth in this great book, I became interested enough to begin a systematic study, and soon I was on my way to a whole new concept of God, and of man and the universe as created spiritually.

One of the first healings I experienced was that of chronic colds. For many years the winters brought forth a distressing succession of bouts with colds and influenza. It was during one of these spells of influenza, while I was endeavoring to put into practice some of the truths I'd been learning in Christian Science, that a Bible verse came forcibly to my attention. It was (Ps. 127:1), "Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." The latter part of the verse stood out so clearly that I suddenly sat up in bed thinking, Of course, if God is watching over the city (including me), all must be well! And if He is not watching, then I couldn't possibly hope to accomplish anything anyway. For a moment I realized the infinite power of God's allness and saw the nothingness of error in the form of illness. I was quickly and permanently healed of this condition and of susceptibility to colds and flu.

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Testimony of Healing
I am humbly grateful to God
October 14, 1972

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