While I was employed as a bus driver for a city transit system...

While I was employed as a bus driver for a city transit system, I was able to prove this statement: "Trials are proofs of God's care" (Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 66). After hearing of a flu epidemic, and being informed that several of our drivers had been taken ill on the job, I found myself having symptoms of the flu one afternoon.

I used the two-way radio and requested that my base dispatcher provide a replacement driver because I felt unable to continue. They had run out of extra drivers, however, and so asked if I would "hang in there" until someone was available.

In my extremity I reached out to God in prayer, and another statement from Science and Health came to me: "At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good. Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil" (p. 571). I reasoned that to know myself rightly would be to understand my perfect, spiritual selfhood as God's reflection, experiencing only what God knows of me and is bestowing on all His beloved ideas. Within a very short time, as I prayed, all discomfort left and I was able to remain on the job with no ill effects.

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Testimony of Healing
I became interested in Christian Science in 1913
July 18, 1994

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