Prayer heals severe burn

For many years I had been searching for God. I had been raised in a religion that failed to give me any satisfaction—rather it gave me a fear of God and made me feel uneasy. I knew there had to be another way. I had looked in many places, but found no answers. One day, I was impelled to walk down to the local Christian Science Reading Room. There I bought a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, read it, and realized that I had found what I had been looking for. That was two years ago.

One early afternoon, after I had been studying Christian Science for a while, I was cooking some pasta for lunch. When it was done, I was going to pour it into a colander to drain. What I wound up doing was pouring the boiling water all over my hand. At first, I felt great pain and started to run the cold water over my hand. Almost immediately, though, I turned to the truths that I had been learning about God. I shut the water off, dried my hand, and went about my business—all the while thinking about passages that I had read in Science and Health. This one was particularly helpful: "Accidents are unknown to God ...." (p. 424). I also realized that I am a pure, spiritual reflection of God, and that I didn't need to fear that matter could "ache, swell, and be inflamed as the result of a law of any kind, when it is self-evident that matter can have no pain nor inflammation" (ibid., p. 393). This assured me that I could not be burned, either. I continued to reaffirm this to myself, knowing that there would be a healing.

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