At one time when I was attempting to learn how to ski, I...

At one time when I was attempting to learn how to ski, I twisted my knee in a fall on a mountainside. I was able to get up and ski down the mountain. However, the pain continued and I had difficulty walking.

Within the next two weeks I was able to carry on my normal duties, which included serving as an attendant in a Christian Science Reading Room. Still, I was not healed. Then one day my husband, who is not a Christian Scientist, said to me, "Since you aren't any better, I think you should see a doctor." In my efforts to work out the difficulty, I had been affirming, through daily prayer, my true nature as God's perfect spiritual idea. But now my husband's request prompted me to ask for help from a Christian Science practitioner.

The practitioner recommended that I use the Concordances to the Bible and to Mrs. Eddy's writings to look up references on strength. And I read this verse (I Chron. 16:28): "Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength." Then I began to think of God. It is impossible to think of God and not feel His presence and love. I knew that I could never really fall from this presence or love, for divine Love is ever present, uplifting, encircling, and enfolding me and all mankind. I recognized that in God's kingdom of spiritual ideas there is no place for falls, just omnipresent Love loving all. God's allness became very clear to me. That day the pain and limping vanished, leaving me free.

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July 23, 1984

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