At one time I was serving as cook in a Christian Science House

At one time I was serving as cook in a Christian Science House. I had a very large pan of boiling soup stock on the stove. Grease on the handles caused the pan to slip from my hands when I lifted it, and the liquid shot into my face. I rang a Christian Science practitioner and asked for help. The words came over the line like a command, "Thou shalt 'lift up thy face without spot.' " The practitioner was about to finish reading verse 15 of the eleventh chapter of Job, but I said: "Stop. I know what I have to see—the face of God. I will go back and get on with my work."

Just before this conversation I had looked in the mirror. There was blistering around one eye, and the side of my face was blue. I went back to my work; but the pain was such that I was tempted to look in the mirror and to go to the refrigerator to get some ice to rub on my face. I resisted the temptations and clung to the words the practitioner had given me. I endeavored to see man as the reflection of God. As I did so, the words came to my thought: "Call the mirror divine Science, and call man the reflection. Then note how true, according to Christian Science, is the reflection to its original" (Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, pp. 515, 516).

A great peace came over me, and I knew the healing work was finished. Quietly now I walked to the mirror; the face was completely healed. This was midmorning. In the afternoon a fellow Christian Scientist was visiting me, and I said, "Come into the sunshine and look at my face."

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