One afternoon when our daughter was seven years old, a neighbor...

One afternoon when our daughter was seven years old, a neighbor telephoned me and told me in a frightened voice that the child had fallen over a metal edging in the next yard; she had a very deep cut in her leg and couldn't walk. The neighbor said it would be necessary to take her to the doctor immediately to have stitches taken. I turned my thoughts to God, thanked the neighbor for calling me, and then went to get the child.

On the way home I spoke truths of God and man to her and felt no fears for her leg. At home I cared for her needs and read from Christian Science periodicals and books, and then left her in the bedroom. She soon called and asked if I would carry her to the television room. I told her encouragingly that she could walk there herself. She walked without difficulty, and the situation seemed to have been met.

However, about five days later when I went into her room in the morning to awaken her for school, she was extremely ill. I talked to her of the truth and read to her from some Christian Science literature. The realization came to me that I was harboring a latent fear of tetanus and lockjaw. I remembered that years before when I was in a sixth grade science class, the teacher had warned us about these conditions.

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The Bible Speaks to You
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 273 - Students and Drugs, Part I
July 1, 1967

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