Christian Science has brought much light and joy into my experience. These lines from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy best express it (p. 548): "How little light or heat reach our earth when clouds cover the sun's face! So Christian Science can be seen only as the clouds of corporeal sense roll away. Earth has little light or joy for mortals before Life is spiritually learned."
When I was a child, my mother was healed of a bone infection and deterioration after unsuccessful surgery. I always remember being told that it was Christian Science that healed my mother through prayer. It was considered a miracle. However, we all went back to the Protestant church we had always attended.
In my twenties I had two operations for a sinus infection. Finally, the doctor frankly told me he could do no more for me and recommended diet and sunbathing. I asked a Christian Science practitioner to help me. She said she would give me treatment only on condition that I read and study the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly each day. This was the first I knew of reading these lessons for myself, and I was led to the systematic study of Christian Science. I began to see that it was practical and logical, and when the healing of the sinus condition came, it seemed natural and not a miracle.