I shall always be grateful for the wonderful way God led me...

I shall always be grateful for the wonderful way God led me step by step to Christian Science. Dissatisfied with the teaching of the religion I had been brought up in, I began to search as a teenager for a religion that would be logical and practical. Often I prayed, "Father, show me the way." He did.

At the end of the Second World War, I lived in a part of the world where we were suddenly surrounded by seemingly fierce-looking and, as I imagined, gruesome, revengeful enemies. To avoid the roads, where these soldiers drove along in tanks and cars, we walked across fields, full of fear. It was spring. From a cloudless blue sky the sun bathed the earth in light and warmth, shining equally on friend and foe. In a flash I realized that as the sun knew nothing of the turmoil human beings had created for themselves, so God knew nothing of it. Startled, I stopped. "God is Spirit—His children are spiritual, eternally living together in harmony." It was as if someone had spoken these words to me. I felt a deep sense of love for everyone, and no fear at all remained. No harm came to me or my companions on our way home, although we had to pass roadblocks put up by the victors.

Some months later I became ill with contagious jaundice. A doctor whom we consulted prescribed medicine. When I saw the big bottle containing a thick white fluid, I said to my mother, "I shan't take this; it looks like plaster of paris. I shall rely on God. The Bible shows that God healed many people. If that is true, He will heal me too." And so it was. Each time when a pain started I would say, "No, that's not right. God is good. He doesn't want me to suffer." It wasn't an instantaneous healing, but gradually the pain vanished and I was well again.

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Testimony of Healing
One a recent Wednesday afternoon I was playing hockey for my...
November 7, 1977

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