When I came from Germany to live in the United States, a...

When I came from Germany to live in the United States, a cousin who lives in this beautiful country introduced me to Christian Science. She gave me a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy with the German translation in it. Though I was not yet ready to accept all of its truths, I was deeply impressed in learning how Christian Science explains man as the spiritual child of God. Inspired by this wonderful religion, which prominently includes the Bible in its teaching, I became interested in reading the Bible, but I did not take up the study of Christian Science at that time.

Much later I developed symptoms of breast cancer and went to a doctor. After consulting with two specialists, he recommended an immediate operation. All I knew then was to reach out to God for an angel message. It came—in the words of Isaiah (41:10): "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." In retrospect, I now realize that my decision to call off the operation, which was scheduled for the next day, was indeed evidence of divine guidance. God is forever communicating to His idea, man, in a form that is both understandable and practical in our everyday lives.

April 30, 1979
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