Several years ago I developed a fear of subway steps

Several years ago I developed a fear of subway steps. The fear and tension mounted. At the same time a painful skin condition erupted that confined me to bed for a week. I spent that week purifying my thought by reading Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, as well as the Christian Science periodicals. I received prayerful help from a Christian Science practitioner, with whom I made an appointment for the end of the week.

As I left my apartment to keep the appointment, I felt the still small voice warning me against wastefulness. Taking a taxi seemed wasteful to me under the circumstances, and I walked to the nearest subway entrance. The fear had dropped away and I walked freely down the steps, rejoicing and thanking God for the healing. I realized that without wavering I had been obedient to God's guidance. The painful skin condition left me within a few days.

Another healing took place a couple of years ago. One evening I attended a concert with a few friends, and when it was over, we headed backstage to thank the artists for their beautiful performance. I was the last of our group to walk up the stairs leading to the stage. Apparently, I walked too close to the edge of the stage, and I fell more than six feet to the floor of the hall. I landed in a twisted position, hitting the top of my head, which swelled up in seconds. I was frightened and in pain, and I heard someone say, "Call an ambulance quickly, this is serious."

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July 31, 1978

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