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With deepest appreciation, I write of the impact that Christian Science...

From the April 11, 1994 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

With deepest appreciation, I write of the impact that Christian Science has had on me in revealing my relationship to God. When I suffered from dizziness and was diagnosed as having extremely high blood pressure, I was motivated to turn to God. A doctor had informed me that my condition was hereditary and incurable, and that I would have to take medication to control it for the rest of my life. I felt very upset, but since I had medical insurance I continued with the prescribed treatment. Even then I felt sure that God is supreme and believed that if I trusted in Him it would be possible to be healed without drugs.

I was led one day to visit a Christian Science Reading Room, where I was given a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. The librarian told me about spiritual healing through prayer. Gradually I learned that this claim of high blood pressure involved a false belief about man, and that I am in fact a spiritual idea, made in the image of God.

After two months I decided to rely on God alone for healing. I called a Christian Science practitioner for help and stopped taking the medicine. In a few months the symptoms were all gone, and I no longer believed myself to be a sick man. I was dwelling more and more with spiritual thoughts.

As I continued reading the Bible and Science and Health and going regularly to the Reading Room to study, other ailments were healed. These included a chronic cold that had lingered most of the year and interfered with my rest; a rash on my neck; frequent headaches; a weakness in my feet that had caused me to walk with a limp; and difficulty in reading.

I am grateful to God. Understanding Him enables us to overcome the false beliefs of sin, disease, and death through the power of Truth and Love. I am understanding somewhat the truth stated in Psalms that God heals all our diseases and forgives our iniquities (see 103:3). I am no longer so fearful, as I learn more of God's unfailing ability to make man whole.

I have since taken Christian Science class instruction and joined The Mother Church. It has been over two years since I first turned to God alone for healing. I can never be thankful enough for finding Christian Science as revealed to Mrs. Eddy.

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