One of our boys, riding his bicycle home one night after baseball...

One of our boys, riding his bicycle home one night after baseball practice, hit some loose gravel and was thrown onto a hardsurfaced road. His coach, following in his car, stopped to help him. Although the coach wanted to call a doctor, our son, who has never had anything but Christian Science treatment, insisted on being brought home. When the coach carried him in, he said he thought the situation was serious, and recommended we have an X-ray examination as soon as possible.

We tried to make the boy as comfortable as possible and immediately called a practitioner. We all began working and praying as we are taught in Christian Science. The boy asked to hear the account of the allegorical trial beginning on page 430 of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, in which the plea of the attorney for the defense, Christian Science, heals a case of sickness. I read aloud to him for several hours. Although he couldn't move one arm or either leg without pain that night, we knew he would be healed.

The next day was spent in quiet study. The boy learned from the "Words of Current Interest" section in that week's Sentinel that to be of good cheer meant to have courage. After that he did not complain. In a few days he could use his arm and was able first to sit up and then to hop about on one leg. His other knee was unable to support any weight without pain. But each day brought some improvement as we held to the concept of the perfect man of God's creating. This we were able to do with the daily, sometimes hourly, help of the practitioner. So much confidence was expressed that we were able to go on with our normal duties.

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The Bible Speaks to You
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 312 - Overcoming That Trapped Feeling at Work
March 30, 1968

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