That God is a very present help in time of trouble, was...

That God is a very present help in time of trouble, was clearly demonstrated to me about one year ago. I was riding in an auto when it was struck by another and heavier car running without lights. The force of the impact threw me against the wind shield, the iron dividing bar striking me just below the nose, and causing a compound fracture of the bones of the face and roof of the mouth, while the glass cut my face almost beyond recognition. A ligament was torn from one knee, one arm was terribly crushed, and there was also a slight injury to the skull in front of the temples.

As soon as consciousness was regained I declared the truth audibly, and tried to reach a telephone to ask for help in Christian Science, but I was prevented from doing this and put into a car by a physician who had arrived upon the ground and had sent for an ambulance to take me to a hospital. While I sat there against my desire, some friends came up, and seeing me took me in their car and brought me home under protest from the doctor. That was a proof of God's loving care, for which I was very thankful. As soon as I arrived home a friend called up a practitioner and I was able to talk to her enough to make her understand my need. The police officer who insisted upon coming home with us said a medical doctor would have to be called so he might have a police report of the case, as required by law; accordingly we called a doctor who was an old-time friend. An examination was made, and he told me next day that had he not known I was having Christian Science help he would have been obliged to administer morphine, for I never could have stood the pain through the night. As it was, there was no pain, but just a dull, heavy feeling and hemorrhages every few minutes. The next morning so many friends in their loving sympathy came to see me, that it made the occurrence so real I could not seem to work out from the mesmerism of it; so I asked the practitioner if she would come to the house and give me treatment, which she lovingly did.

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