Mary Baker Eddy begins the Preface to Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures...

Mary Baker Eddy begins the Preface to Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures with these words (p. vii): "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings." I gratefully submit this testimony in proof of her statement.

Until I became interested in Christian Science, soon after my marriage, I suffered a painful digestive condition. This sometimes made me stay home from business, resting in bed while dieting and taking much medicine. Our kindly family doctor could find no cure, and one day remarked it was a blessing my music meant so much to me as I would never be strong enough for much else.

I then heard of Christian Science and went to a Reading Room to learn how I could get help from a Christian Science practitioner. At my first interview it was explained to me that a sick mortal was not God's creation and that evil, in whatever guise, had no law of God to support it. The practitioner then explained that the child of God's creation is permanently perfect and controlled under divine law. When I saw by resisting belief in the power of evil it could be proved powerless, the mesmerism was shattered. Equipped with this new understanding I ceased to fear the condition, and soon found courage to partake of the same food that was prepared for my husband. I well remember the joy of that first meal, and the unbounded gratitude I felt in being lifted out of that condition.

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December 11, 1976

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