Christian Science Testimony

         One year ago I was suffering from extreme nervousness and insomnia. Although having no knowledge of Christian Science (in fact I imagined it to be the same as hypnotism, etc.), I turned to it almost as a drowning man would clutch at a straw, little imagining the marvelous peace it was to bring me. The first night I took treatment, I slept like a baby, and a calm, beautiful rest seemed upon me all the next day. Filled with amazement, and knowing, instinctively, that no human power had touched me, an overwhelming curiosity urged me to know more of this Science. I poured question after question to the lady who had healed me; my whole thought seemed engrossed with this wonderful Truth. Then there came to me such a flood of Light, that I was as one "struck dumb.'' Awed and trembling, I, for the first time, caught a glimpse of the Truth of Being. In that one brief moment, I learned — as though the words were emblazoned on my mind with letters of fire — that God is never separated from his offspring; that this mortal dream of life is false; the only life is the Christ-life. I saw that I had been sound asleep until that moment — dead in my sins!

         What human words could describe such an awakening. The "upheaval" produced by so sudden a transition was indescribable. Then, for the first time, I realized the meaning of our Master's words: "No man putteth new wine into old bottles, else the new wine doth burst the bottles." I must first empty myself of the old man and his deeds, before I could put on the new. So I had to come down from the mountain and begin the ascent from the foothills — one step at a time. My one most earnest desire is to become "as a little child," that I may gain that perfect Love which casteth out all fear."

A. J.
Denver, Colorado


Christian Science Testimony
The Christian Science Journal, February, 1897

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