“The same Truth and omnipresent God and yearning for guidance, answers, and healing are here and within each of us.”

This testimony, along with others, has been helpful in understanding more of the power and healing of the ninety-first Psalm. I have begun to read this psalm, along with the twenty-third Psalm, each day and am grateful for the healing, comfort, and clarity of thought it brings.

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“I was impressed early on in the reading of the testimonies by the outpouring of sincere gratitude expressed in all these testimonies.”

Another aspect of these testimonies that greatly impressed me was the often quick or instantaneous nature of the healings that came to people with no prior knowledge of Christian Science. I considered on what it was that brought these quick healings to newcomers to Christian Science, and I concluded that a prime reason was the willingness to learn and accept this Truth in their lives.

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“I have been healed of timidity and conceit, pride and humiliation, imitation, isolation and competition.”

Having read and been moved by the testimonies in the 1943 Journal, I can honestly say that they are a great help to me.  The variety of testifiers, of people I could relate to readily, has increased my sense of a common humanity.  A sense of exiting the tomb of conformity, appreciating more one’s own individuality as expressing the “divine law and order of being” has grown and settles upon me. 

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“I was reminded that I have a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science, that it is an already understood and working Principle.”

I have thoroughly enjoyed setting aside this time in my day to appreciate these people’s love for God and their gratitude for Christian Science.  Each, as one testifier said is a Psalm of Gratitude.  They were all so beautiful and such good reminders of our own healings and so inspiring.

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“Running through the testimonies is a common strain of gratitude and expectancy of healing.”

Something unexpected happened during that first session. After copy and pasting for about two hours, I had noticed a trend in every single testimony. Every one of them began with a sentence of gratitude. This was something I had never really recognized before when reading the Sentinel testimony sections. 

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“MY joy needs to be shared!”

“Joys that can only be shared” (CSS June 19, ’43, p. 1094) sums up the overall feeling I got from reading these testimonies. The healings large and small, instantaneous and of longer duration were expressed with a confidence, an assurance and an expectation and appreciation of the surety of good appearing that radiated from the pages. There was no doubting the allness of God.

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