Several years ago I slipped on an icy walk and fell,...

Several years ago I slipped on an icy walk and fell, throwing all the weight on my right hand and arm. I at once declared that "accidents are unknown to God," as Mrs. Eddy tells us in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 424). I realized the ever-presence and all-power of divine Love to hold intact His image and likeness at all times and under all circumstances. I felt no pain, shock, or nervousness, so continued on my way; but I had not gone far before I felt that there was an abnormal condition, and deemed it wise to return to my home and look more fully into Truth and Love to solve the problem. When I reached the top of the stairs the hand was removed from the muff, and mortal sight beheld quite a deformed looking wrist—a dislocated joint. I was standing near the telephone and remembered what our beloved Leader says on page 401 of Science and Health, that "until the advancing age admits the efficacy and supremacy of Mind, it is better for Christian Scientists to leave surgery and the adjustment of broken bones and dislocations to the fingers of a surgeon." So I called a surgeon and told him I had fallen and dislocated my wrist, and wished him to come and replace it. I went to my room, and without assistance removed the tight sleeved dress which I was wearing and put on a dressing sack, feeling no pain or weakness.

When the doctor arrived and made an examination he said, "You not only have a dislocated wrist, but both large bones of the arm are broken and must be set." I told him to proceed, but that I would not use any material remedies or medicines of any kind. I stood in the center of the room while the doctor did his work and had only a slight sense of discomfort. I was looking away from matter into Truth and Love—seeing only the heavenly vision of man, forever at-one with God, good, above and beyond the dream of mortal experiences. When the doctor had completed his work he asked, "Didn't that hurt you?" I replied, "A little bit; it wasn't quite comfortable." He then said: "Ordinarily, under such circumstances, any one would have been screaming with every breath. This is going to leave your hand and arm deformed." I assured him that such would not be the case; and he said if it was not he would give Christian Science all the credit. I sat up until eleven o'clock that night, feeling no weakness or pain, then retired and slept all night. In one week I was writing letters, and in ten days was lifting heavy coal buckets to throw coal on the fire. The hand and arm were perfectly normal in a short time. I was over sixty years of age, and this, from a medical viewpoint, presaged a slow healing.

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