While my son was playing on his school football team...

While my son was playing on his school football team one fall he met with a very serious accident, being hit on the top of the head so severely that he was unable to continue the game or even to rise. A specialist examined his back and neck and he was removed to the hospital in an ambulance. This took place on a Friday afternoon. My daughter received an account of the accident by telephone, as I was away from home at the time. Not knowing what to do, she called her aunt, who was in the city where it happened, and where the hospital is located. The aunt said that she would go to him at once and told my daughter to call a Christian Science practitioner, which she did. Protective work was commenced at once, with the result that when I was told what had occurred I was unusually calm. The thought that there are no accidents or broken bones in God's universe was ever with me.

When we reached the hospital the boy told us that the suffering for a short time had seemed terrible, but he knew that even in the darkest hour God is ever present. The pain subsided, and he dwelt on the First Commandment, which has always been his help ever since he started attending Sunday school, when only three years old. (He was then sixteen.) Knowing only the one God, he knew he had no broken neck. When we left him he said, "I will be home to-morrow or next day." During the night I dwelt on the ever-presence of God, and the passage in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 402), "In Science, no breakage nor dislocation can really occur." When I called on Saturday I found him very happy and free from all supports and props. The doctor told me that they had taken six X-ray photographs that morning and found that it was not as they had thought—there was no break whatever. He seemed a little concerned that we were not surprised, but it was just as we knew it would be. Permission was given for the lad's removal to our home, a ride of sixteen miles, if we would take him in an ambulance, which we did. He was up the next day, and a week from that time went to school a very grateful and happy boy.

This is only one of the many healings in my family in the last twenty years. I am indeed grateful for Christian Science and for the practitioners who so lovingly stand by in hours of need.

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Testimony of Healing
An editorial in the Christian Science Sentinel reminded...
October 5, 1929

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