As I gaze out my bedroom window, sixteen feet above the...

As I gaze out my bedroom window, sixteen feet above the ground, I look back with awe and gratitude to a day some months ago. I was working outside this window when my ladder slipped. I fell to the ground and landed on top of the ladder. During my fall Mrs. Eddy's assurances in Science and Health that accidents are unreal flashed through thought. More important, I had an awareness of God's presence—a surety that "underneath are the everlasting arms" (Deut. 33:27). I felt safely enfolded in God's care.

When I picked myself up, I found that my arm was cut. I washed the wound, and at the same time I silenced the suggestion that the deep cuts needed stitches. Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health, p. 124), "Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind." I knew that divine Mind holds its ideas intact, and that this spiritual law would be evident in a perfect healing.

After lightly wrapping the injury, I went outside and worked for three hours repairing the ladder and replacing some glass that had broken. I then went on an important errand. All that was accomplished with little discomfort. In two days the wound was completely knitted together and gave me no further concern.

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September 10, 1979

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