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"Acquaint now thyself with him,...

From the August 1935 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee." Fifteen years ago, when weary in mind, weak and sick in body, dissatisfied with religion as I then understood it, disillusioned, and utterly tired of material existence, I began my acquaintance with God through the teaching of Christian Science.

After four or five days' close study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, I knew with no shadow of doubt that I had really found Him whom I had always longed to know aright. No words could describe the peace and joy which flooded my consciousness. I was born again, and I was free—free after twenty years of ill health and doctoring. All my medicines were then thrown out, and I have never taken any since. A severe condition of anaemia was my principal trouble. I also suffered from rheumatism, constant headaches, and neuralgia. Two internal disorders gave me much pain and worry; and in addition to all of these, the state of my nerves was so unpleasant that I took a strong drug three times a day to quiet them. I had done this for three years.

I read our Leader's books every moment I could spare, and quickly, as a mist disperses when the sun shines, the diseases and worries melted away before the light of Truth shining into my consciousness. The desire to smoke left me, and I gave up special food and drink which I had been taking to give me strength, I found that God is my strength, "for in him we live, and move, and have our being." The peace and promised good came then, and have steadily flowed into my experience ever since.

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