"Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there...

"Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection," we read in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy (p. 424). This statement came to me at a time of great emergency. Our three-year-old daughter had fallen headfirst and almost severed the end of her tongue with her sharp little teeth. As I drove the nine miles to our home, I was mentally struggling with erroneous suggestions. "What should I do? I'll have to take her to the hospital to have her tongue sewed together." To this I reasoned, "Am I a Christian Scientist or not? I don't rely on matter or drugs or material medicine for healing. I rely on God alone. If God cannot heal her, certainly nothing else can."

At that moment the above quotation came to my struggling thought, and I knew that if no accident can occur, I could not act as though an accident had occurred. With this firm conviction I arrived home and telephoned a Christian Science practitioner to pray for the child and help quiet my fearful struggles.

Words of Current Interest
October 20, 1973

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