One evening while we were at...

One evening while we were at the home of her grandparents, our young daughter fell, injuring her arm. A Christian Science practitioner was called immediately, and on our way home we stopped to see her. We were reminded that we did not have to accept the belief that an accident had happened, for as our Leader writes in Science and Health (p. 424), "Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection." Our fears were calmed, and our daughter's discomfort subsided.

Because there remained only a few weeks before school was to start and because it seemed apparent that her arm had been broken, there was still some anxiety to be eliminated from our thinking. But as we learned to turn away from the false testimony of the physical senses to the true idea of man as God's image and likeness, our fears were dissolved. By the time school started, although the arm was never set, it was completely normal in appearance and usefulness. This incident occurred two years ago, and the healing was complete.

Signs of the Times
October 22, 1960

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