God's allness declared, and burns are healed

One morning I had carelessly filled my pressure cooker overfull with a soup mixture. A short while after I had placed it over the flame, it commenced to make a rumbling noise. Without thinking of the directions for using pressure cookers, I forced the lid off the cooker, and the major portion of the boiling hot mixture exploded into my face as well as all about the kitchen. My face had a drawn feeling, my lips were pulled up into a pucker, but I kept repeating to myself, "God fills all space; God is everywhere; God's idea cannot be touched by matter." My little two-and-a-half-year-old son, on entering the kitchen and seeing what had occurred, cried out, "I'll get your books. Mummy;" and he brought me the Bible and Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy.

I cleaned the spattered soup off the kitchen walls, ceiling, and cupboards, all the while declaring the truth as best I could. My husband and I are professional commercial models, and he had called me a short time before this incident took place, telling me of an appointment he had made for me at one of the studios for that afternoon. Error seemed very real, but I knew it for what it was and therefore did not even look into a mirror. Alter reading the Lesson-Sermon of the week in the Christian Science Quarterly. I felt a great peace, and all the fear subsided. I kept my appointment at the studio, and there were no unsightly marks to be seen. A few marks which were on my chest completely disappeared in two days.

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