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Testimonies of Healing

In April, 1922, I was in the position...

From the June 1936 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In April, 1922, I was in the position where all material streams were dry. Through the constant desire to understand life aright, I was continually praying in the words of the Psalm, "O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me."

This request was answered in a marvelous way. A person I had never met sent me a Christian Science Sentinel and also invited me to call. This I did, although I was under a great physical difficulty, to which I had been in bondage for many years. I was shown the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. On looking into the book I saw at once that I had found the solution to my many questions. I had been a regular member of an orthodox church for twenty-five years, but did not understand God. When I read in Science and Health (Pref., p. vii,) "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings," a sense of positiveness came to me, and from that hour my thirst was quenched and my soul revived. I have had many severe tests in proving this teaching; each experience has served a purpose. I have been healed of a hereditary condition in a severe form, through the understanding of my relationship to God, Spirit, and the knowledge gained that "the flesh profiteth nothing." Also I have had curved bones straighten after forty-four years of this condition, for which a surgeon said that the only cure would be to break these bones and reset them. I am humbly grateful to God for my sense of freedom from financial lack which had been a problem from childhood. I have witnessed the healings of temper, blasphemy, and the alcohol habit in a severe form. This took twelve years of patient mental work and the understanding that not one of God's ideas is outside His love and care. I have had many quick healings, but have been most blessed by the slow ones. Each problem has taught me how to get closer to Spirit, and away from the claims of mortal sense to which I had been bound through ignorance.

For the love expressed by Mrs. Eddy to the world I am very grateful. To read of her life in my early days of study continually refreshed me. Her living so close to God amidst so much opposition was a proof to me that if I followed and rejoiced as she did, I could obtain a fuller understanding and so become a useful Christian Scientist. For class instruction and membership in The Mother Church and a branch church I am grateful.—

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