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I was walking with God
I was at my best friend's birthday party and was having an excellent time. It was getting late and everyone, including myself, was getting a little wild. We were playing around listening to music and dancing. My friend was leaning over when I kicked my leg up, and somehow my foot hit my friend's tooth. She was fine, but it sliced very deep into my heel.
After I calmed down, and we had bandaged my heel, I sat down and started praying. The only thought I could remember was: "God is everywhere and we are His perfect reflection." My friend's mom came to see how I was doing. The cut was very deep and kept bleeding through all of the bandages, and it was getting more painful.
I called my mom and asked her to pray for me. The bleeding stopped, and at first I didn't want to leave the party. But then my dad came to pick me up. When I got home, I just started crying. I was so tired, and my foot was really hurting badly. My mom comforted me, and we talked about how God does not know about accidents. In Science and Health it says, "Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection" (p. 424). That means that God is governing us 24/7 without taking a break, and that He never stopped caring for me, so I could not be the victim of an accident.
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Elisabeth lives in Naples, Florida. She likes dance, gymnastics, volleyball, and swimming.
with contributions from SUE THOMPSON, CAROL CUMMINGS, KATHY MCKOWN, JIM HULL, PATTY WILSON, JOE SMUIN
A GREAT NEED
MAIKE BYRD, STAFF EDITOR
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Kimberly McGrath, Riazat Butt, Esther Hobbs
LIVING WATER THAT IS NEVER IN SHORT SUPPLY
BEYOND THE LIMITED VIEW
Guaranteed to bloom
BY KELLY MICHAELS
INSPIRATION AT THE AIRPORT
BY GENEVIEVE MARSH
Trusting God's faithfulness
BY JUDITH HARDY OLSON
ABUNDANCE and THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
BY LYLE YOUNG
HOW WE FOUND FINANCIAL BALANCE
BY GREG JARVIS
THE DANGERS OF GLOBAL AUSTERITY
God's certainty in uncertain economic times
BY ROSALIE E. DUNBAR, NEWS EDITOR
I was walking with God
A 'FIRSTHAND WITNESS' TO HEALING
TOOTH PAIN HEALED
'IN GOD I HAVE PUT MY TRUST'
PRAYER ON THE LACROSSE FIELD
FREED FROM PAIN AND STRESS