Mary Baker Eddy in her discovery of Christian Science and in...

Mary Baker Eddy in her discovery of Christian Science and in her founding of the Church of Christ, Scientist, provided many avenues for every student's individual growth in spiritual understanding. One I am especially grateful for is the weekly Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly, which is read every Sunday in Churches of Christ, Scientist, worldwide.

Recently my reading and pondering a lesson on the subject "Life" resulted in a demonstration of protection for me. As I studied the passages in the Bible, and in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, I clearly caught a glimpse of the infinitude, the completeness, and the inseparability of life from its source, God. During this same week I had occasion to accompany my father to a nearby city. Shortly after we began driving on the freeway, a car (whose speed was later estimated by the police at approximately ninety miles per hour) crashed into us. At the moment of impact, as our car sharply swerved off the road, all the attributes of Life that I had been studying during the week poured into my consciousness. I was reminded of the qualities of infinity, eternality, and activity, which man reflects and expresses as the beloved child of God. At this time, I heard my father shout out in despair, "I'm not in control of this car anymore." Immediately the thought came to me, "No, you are not in control, but God is governing this situation." Instantly the car made a U-turn and came to a stop inches away from the freeway lane on the opposite side of the median.

Although every indication during the course of the accident pointed to death for all involved, not only my father and I but the driver of the other car walked away from the wrecked cars. We felt this was proof of the only existing law, the law of God, who is Life. Indeed it is true, as Mrs. Eddy says, "In divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as 'a very present help in trouble'" (Science and Health, pp. 12–13).

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March 13, 1978

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