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Since coming into Christian Science...

From the January 1916 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Since coming into Christian Science, about three and a half years ago, I have many times thought I would send for publication a brief account of my experience. In September, 1893, I was ordained a minister, and continued in the work of the ministry for about sixteen years. My wife was in very poor health, at times almost an invalid. After every effort had been made to restore her to health,—having tried all schools of medicine as well as change of climate,—we were told by the physicians and surgeons in whom we had most faith that the only hope of relief was in an operation.

About that time, being somewhat dissatisfied with my religious platform and having lost much of my interest and former zeal for church work, also being somewhat discouraged on account of my wife's condition, I sought counsel of a Christian Science friend and became interested in his narrative of some wonderful healings that had taken place in his family. I then took up the study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, not with a view to criticize, as had formerly been the case, but with a fervent desire to get an understanding and to find relief for my wife.

Studying the text-book, my interest increased, and I caught a glimpse of that radiant truth which became forthwith a mighty power in every utterance of that book. I finally persuaded my wife to go to a practitioner, and she was almost instantaneously healed of all her ailments. The satisfaction of this demonstration of "God with us," and the unspeakable joy of having our understanding enlightened, can never be expressed in words; but we are daily striving to give at least a meager expression of our appreciation of Christian Science and what it brings to us day after day, by going about doing good as Jesus did.

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