Several years ago I hurt myself; my leg was broken and a sharp...

Several years ago I hurt myself; my leg was broken and a sharp object had penetrated deeply into it. A Christian Science nurse cleaned the wound. A statement came to me from the Christian Science textbook: "Bones have only the substance of thought which forms them" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mrs. Eddy, p. 423).

I called a Christian Science practitioner. We discussed the fact that bones represent such qualities as substance and foundation. This led me to consider the incorporeal nature and structure of the spiritual man, the only man God made and the only man there is. I read, "As mortals give up the delusion that there is more than one Mind, more than one God, man in God's likeness will appear, and this eternal man will include in that likeness no material element" (ibid., p. 191).

A few weeks later, upon the urging of friends, I had an X-ray taken. The doctor said the tibia had been broken, but that it had set itself and was healing. However, she was concerned about a very large bump (which she referred to as a hematoma) and about a torn ligament she thought might be completely severed, requiring surgery. She also said this would have an effect on my ability to move the knee. She made an appointment for me with an orthopedic specialist. I did not have any kind of cast or wrapping put on the leg, and did not keep the appointment.

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

Testimony of Healing
I would like to express deep and sincere appreciation to God...
April 3, 1995

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.