I am thirteen years old, and I was born into a Christian Science...

I am thirteen years old, and I was born into a Christian Science home. I have had many healings, one of which was a broken collarbone. Three years ago my brother and I were running, and he accidentally pushed me and I fell. I knew that God is Love and He is all around. We telephoned a Christian Science practitioner. I went up to my room, and we read Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. I went to bed knowing that I am the image and likeness of God, and I said the Lord's Prayer. I listened to the Children's Talking Book [records with Bible passages and hymns and prayers loved by Christian Science Sunday School pupils], I sang and read with the records, and very soon was able to walk around. I clung to this verse from Mrs. Eddy's hymn (Christian Science Hymnal, No. 207):

Love is our refuge; only with mine eye
Can I behold the snare, the pit, the fall:
His habitation high is here, and nigh,
His arm encircles me, and mine, and all.

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