Two and a half years ago, while I was riding my bicycle early...

Two and a half years ago, while I was riding my bicycle early one morning, a speeding car struck me and I was left lying on the road. I prayed for myself and recall vividly the feeling of God's love enveloping me and dispelling my fear. I knew that nothing could really prevent me from being conscious of God's love, and I found I was able to think clearly. Shortly, some people stopped to help, and at my request they called my parents to take me home.

As soon as we got home we called a Christian Science practitioner and a Christian Science nurse. For the next two months I worked closely in prayer with the practitioner, while the nurse attended to my physical care. (The accident was reported to the police; however, they said that finding the driver was hopeless because there were no witnesses. I don't recall ever feeling anger or hate for the driver, but I did have to overcome a sense of sadness that he or she had not had enough concern or sense of responsibility to stop.) Every physical difficulty was healed, including broken bones and deep wounds on my body. Injury to my head, including symptoms of a concussion, disappeared early on. The pain, which had been particularly severe at first, ceased within two days and never returned, as I began to be truly grateful for the care God had already shown me.

Gratitude and love filled our home. I continued to be resolute and firm about refuting feelings of self-pity every time they came to my thought. My main goal became to understand more about my relationship to God, as in truth His image and likeness, and about what my right activity as God's child included.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

May 22, 1989

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.