Foot and ankle injury quickly healed

"Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me" (Ps. 23:4). This verse from a cherished psalm supported me recently during a quick healing of an injury I had while maintaining my garden. When I stepped down backward, I misjudged the distance, slipped off a ledge, and fell into a flower bed, twisting my foot and ankle beneath me.

I heard myself say in that instant, "I am intact!"—my relation to my loving, ever-present Father-Mother God, as well as my being, was intact, at that moment and always. I have found that immediately declaring wholehearted trust in divine Love establishes and motivates the expectation of complete healing. I finished up outdoors while being grateful for God's presence and power.

Later that evening, however, pain set in, and before long I was hopping on one foot and then got down on "all fours" to get around the house better. A crutch would have seemed convenient at that point, and that's when I remembered the verse from the twenty-third Psalm about God's rod and staff comforting me. I pondered passages in the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings, and was led to those that not only met my immediate physical need but addressed other thoughts I'd had concerning neighborhood and civic issues I was involved in. My cup truly "runnethover" as the Psalmist wrote (Ps. 23:5); divine Love was answering my every need, guiding and governing my thoughts and actions.

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May 8, 2000

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