In October 1978 I fell down the drain well of a basement window

In October 1978 I fell down the drain well of a basement window. While I was falling, there was a loud snap in the upper part of my back. My thighs were badly bruised, and I was unable to sit. Immediately I silently declared that God does not know of accidents. In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy tells us (p. 424), "Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection." As I prayed over "the scientific statement of being," given on page 468, I particularly pondered these sentences: "Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual."

I then called a Christian Science practitioner for help through prayer. She reminded me that as the child of God, my true being is perfect now and always, and that this perfection doesn't include a mortal body. Acceptance of these truths enabled me to turn from the physical picture and thus see my real being as the spiritual idea of God, wholly perfect. Soon I was sitting normally. Several days later I noticed while showering that the bruises were entirely gone.

December 17, 1979

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