Injuries quickly healed

One Sunday my youngest son was the only pupil in the Christian Science Sunday School class I was teaching. During the class we talked about how the ninety-first Psalm is a psalm of protection. Afterward our boys were throwing snowballs at one another, and the youngest ran out in front of a car. My son was fine, although the driver insisted that he remove his jacket and shirt to prove that no injury had taken place. The boy's father, who witnessed this incident, said that he had turned in such a way that he rolled off the hood of the car, as though he had been doing a stunt for a movie. I was very grateful to God for this evidence of His protecting power and the practical application of what children learn in Sunday School.

When this same son was about sixteen months old, he was very active and a fearless climber. At the park he climbed up the playground equipment to come down a slide, but, attracted by the magnificent view, he stepped toward it and lost his footing on the platform of the slide. He tumbled off headfirst. Even though I could not reach him before he fell, I did not feel helpless. I immediately turned to God as the Principle of all action and harmony and acknowledged that divine Principle was supporting him. He landed on his back in the sandbox below. I immediately picked him up to comfort him. He was crying at this point, so I walked him over to an open area where he could look at the beautiful water and began saying "the scientific statement of being" to him. It begins: "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all" (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 468). I realized that this child could not be punished or hurt for beholding beauty. He stopped crying at the point and wanted to get back to all the marvelous climbing equipment. Less than ten minutes had passed, and he was happily at play again. I felt very blessed that day to have an understanding of God's ever-presence.

Testimony of Healing
Injured wrist restored
May 11, 1998

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