When Christian Science was presented to us in 1934, we were...

When Christian Science was presented to us in 1934, we were living with relatives because my husband was unemployed. Adding to our anxieties, our infant son was not well; his sudden convulsions kept us in constant fear. Many times the local doctor came at our urgent call, but he was unable to determine the cause of these attacks or to relieve them.

Knowing of our difficulties, a Christian Scientist sent us a religious article clipped from The Christian Science Monitor. I read it but did not like what I read. I didn't think it applied to us. It stated that God's man lacks nothing. Due to our human circumstances, this seemed impossible for me to accept. Yet I read the article over and over. Each time its message penetrated my thought a little more. It quoted The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany by Mrs. Eddy (p. 160): "To live so as to keep human consciousness in constant relation with the divine, the spiritual, and the eternal, is to individualize infinite power ...." How I prayed to do this! Truly, "Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way" (Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, p. 454).

Shortly thereafter, a job was offered to my husband, and he accepted it gratefully. Out of our meager income I purchased the textbook, Science and Health, and studied it every possible moment. Soon our son became stronger, and the seizures stopped, never to recur.

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March 20, 1978

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