I love being a Christian Scientist. Let me tell you just one of the reasons why. About six years ago I was a secretary in a very busy office. The job was high pressured and I did a lot of overtime. I also felt that the other girls in the office were envious of my position. This situation prompted me to pray as I'd learned in Christian Science. Later, though, I started having chest pains and suffered from indigestion as well as constant pain in my left arm. At the same time, I was having family problems that made me feel cut off from love. I called a Christian Science practitioner, and we began to pray concerning these problems.
For a period of about four months the practitioner and I were in touch daily. During this time my daughter and I were shopping one Saturday in a big department store, when suddenly I felt tremendous pain in my chest. It hit me with such force that I had to sit down. I was totally terrified. I looked across the store and saw a public telephone, so I walked to it as calmly as possible and called the practitioner. I was so very grateful that the practitioner was at home. I told her about the severe pain in my chest and mentioned that it was difficult to breathe. She said for me to sing one of the hymns [from the Christian Science Hymnal] . When I asked her which one, she replied, "Whatever one comes to you." So I began quietly singing Hymn No. 268, which includes these words:
Our God is All-in-all,
His children cannot fear;
See baseless evil fall,
And know that God is here.