Prayer heals head injury

Two years ago, my wife and I were invited by friends to take a Pacific Ocean sail to a yacht club on the coast of California and back. The trip down the coast was pleasant and uneventful until we came to the dock of the club. The skipper then asked me to jump onto the dock, holding the bowline to slow us down. As I did this, my left foot caught a safety line, so that instead of landing on my feet, I landed on my back. I felt my back hit the dock, and then felt my head hit and bounce. At that point, I lost consciousness.

I was "out" for only a matter of seconds. When I came to, I still held the bowline, and people were running from all directions to help me. I thanked them, but told them that I had a very hard head and was fine.

As we tied up the boat, I refused to believe that any accident had the power to harm my identity as God's child. My conviction was based on this statement from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: "Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection" (p. 424).

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