The blessings of knowing God

Originally published in Spanish

A few years ago I read a testimony about a healing of pain that was first published in The Herald of Christian Science. What interested me was the author’s reference to the Bible story of Naaman, who was ultimately willing to follow the prophet Elisha’s request that he dip himself in the Jordan River, and was then healed of leprosy.

The author of the testimony said that he had found his own freedom by “dipping” (immersing) himself in the spiritual truths found in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and learning of the Comforter, divine Science.

This testimony made me think deeply about my life, about a time when I needed to know the Comforter. I had been married for ten years, had three children, and had a husband who suffered from alcoholism. We came from our country of origin to live in New York City, and we had many financial problems. Although my husband kept steady jobs and was very good to us, when he had free time he would drink. So we couldn’t even enjoy our weekends together. What should have been fun family time revolved around his drinking and moodiness. 

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