Linda in the Gym

One day I was playing in the boys' gym with a friend named Dave. I had climbed up the rope, and he was pulling me by the leg. All of a sudden I was slipping off the rope, and I fell on the floor. I was very afraid when I fell. Dave called for his big brother, Pete, but I said I was all right. I didn't want to cry, but I felt hurt.

I quickly walked over to the mats where nobody was playing. I lay down on the mats and began thinking about God, the way I'm taught in the Christian Science Sunday School. I knew that God's child couldn't fall down and be hurt, couldn't feel weak or ill. I said to myself "the scientific statement of being" by Mary Baker Eddy. I was helped a lot by the last sentence, "Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual." Science and Health, p. 468. I knew that God's spiritual child is always under His mighty wing. After a few minutes I got up again to go play with the others. I felt very grateful for my healing.

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