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One morning while I was jogging, I had an experience which...
One morning while I was jogging, I had an experience which helped me see that God cares for us in every aspect of our lives. A speeding car ran a red light and struck me as I crossed a major thoroughfare. Witnesses saw me thrown many feet into the air by the impact. Two passing motorists en route to work stopped, graciously put a jacket around my shoulders, and remained with me; another used his car phone to call the police.
Paramedics arrived quickly, and I appreciated their thoroughly professional and expeditious manner in making the necessary reports. I told them I wanted no medical treatment, and they respected my wishes, expressing amazement that I was able to walk away from the accident. The motorists who had helped me gave me a ride home. I then went on to work and had a fully productive day. Bruises and stiffness that the paramedics said would linger for many weeks were gone by the next day.
I distinctly recall feeling wholly unafraid and utterly calm during the accident—just as if it had not even happened. I had been praying for several months to heal a difficult personal relationship. Strong feelings of resentment and hurt had threatened to dominate my thoughts. This situation also involved the challenge of legal proceedings. With the help of a Christian Science practitioner, I'd prayed daily—often hourly—to know that just as God wasn't fixating on a problem, neither could I as His reflection. I was also endeavoring to keep my heart and mind pure, and particularly to harbor no resentment.
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