Soldier finds God in a foxhole

To me, the Bible statement, "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee" (Job 42:5), relates to believing or knowing that God exists. Christian Science healings lead many to believe in God. They certainly had that effect on me. There were many times during my childhood when my parents called on a Christian Science practitioner to treat me and I was healed of various childhood diseases. Also, I believed what I was taught in a Christian Science Sunday School.

However, by the time I had graduated from high school, I had de cided that I no longer believed in God. I actually considered myself to be an atheist, but I couldn't forget the effective help I had had from Christian Science practitioners. I was curious about the source of the healing I had experienced.

I decided it might be helpful for me to learn something of the source of this power to help me face, or overcome, the fear I had in regard to my oncoming participation in World War II. I started, occasionally, to read a copy of Science and Health my brother had given me. Another gift, a set of pocketsize books which The Mother Church had made available to all military personnel, was in my pocket by the time I was stationed in a foxhole on the front line of a battlefield. These copies of the Bible, Science and Health, and the Christian Science Quarterly were studied full time, not occasionally, to search for that source that caused my curiosity. It was as if that foxhole had become a closet in which I could shut the door and pray.

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