Christ Jesus said, "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my...

Christ Jesus said, "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:31, 32). These words have certainly proved true in my experience over many years as a Christian Scientist. During the winter of 1995 I slipped on a patch of ice and, not being able to break the fall in any way, fell full force on the end of my spine. Also the back of my head hit the pavement heavily. The pain was intense. I was aware that someone was approaching and asking if I was all right. I was able to get to my feet and assure him that I was.

I was on my way to visit a relative in the hospital, and as I moved towards the entrance, all I could think of was "God is All, and therefore there is no matter." I just stuck to this fact, feeling sure it would correct the false evidence of an accident. I was grateful to have a quiet visit with my loved one, as there was time for me to pray.

October 27, 1997

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