Studying Science and Health led me back to church

About five years ago, I gave myself a gift of a spiral-bound copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I read the textbook in its entirety for the first time, writing notes in the margins and underlining favorite passages. I also studied the Bible, especially the four Gospels. I hadn’t felt very committed to Christian Science for several years, so the big question I was asking during my study was, “Is this the truth?” 

The Hebrew Scriptures tell us of this promise from God: “As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day” (Ezekiel 34:12).
I deeply feel the power of this ongoing promise, and with joy I can report that I was one of those scattered sheep who was sought out and brought back into the fold through the sincere desire that was prompted within me to better understand God.

I had grown up attending a Christian Science Sunday School with my sisters. It provided a robust and loving atmosphere for learning about God, His spiritual laws, and the truth that Jesus taught and demonstrated. With the guidance of our Sunday School teachers and parents, my sisters and I learned how to practice Christian Science. In college and graduate school, I continued my study and was a member of the Christian Science organization at each school. For many years after graduating, I was an active member in my local branch Church of Christ, Scientist.

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