I don't believe in so-called miracles, but I do believe in healing—

I don't believe in so-called miracles, but I do believe in healing— I know that trust in God and doing one's best to follow Christ's teaching always bring wonderful results.

A year ago last November I had proof of these facts. I am over ninety years old and live alone. One afternoon I was in a hurry, so I didn't watch my steps and caught my toe under the edge of a heavy rug. As I did, I fell very hard, landing on my arm. At the time there was practically no pain; I was just annoyed with myself for being clumsy. But some time afterward I noticed my arm was swollen and discolored.

Later I called a Christian Science practitioner and told her of the problem. She agreed to help me. Considering the situation, I felt it was best to have the arm examined and then, if it was broken, to have it set. After the X-rays I learned that the arm, at the wrist, was badly shattered, with the bone broken off completely in several places. The arm was then set and put in a cast. During this time I was more or less unable to do many ordinary things, so I read and studied. One thing I found helpful was Mrs. Eddy's answer to the question, "What is man?" on page 475 in the textbook, Science and Health. It begins: "Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements. The Scriptures inform us that man is made in the image and likeness of God." In addition I studied the Lord's Prayer and "the scientific statement of being," also in the textbook (p. 468), as well as the ninety-first Psalm and the Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly. I know that all of these contributed to the healing, and I am very grateful for them.

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January 4, 1982

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