Back pain overcome

A few years ago, I made an appointment to have some Oriental rugs cleaned for an upcoming party in our home. On the morning they were to be picked up, the shop called to check whether we had any heavy furniture on the rugs. Indeed, we had a grand piano! They informed me they had regulations about lifting heavy pieces and couldn’t collect the rugs until the piano had been moved. I was a bit irritated that they hadn’t told me sooner. 

As the rug cleaning was urgent, I went over to the piano and rather impulsively started to move it myself. Immediately, I felt something snap in my back, and fierce pain tore through me. I sat down and began to pray earnestly.

The first thing I did was to change my thought about the cleaners—they surely had a right to their policy, which was designed to keep their movers safe. Then I thought of the Bible’s assurance that God is all powerful, and that His constant protection keeps us all from harm. Nothing is ever out of His control. We need never fear discord, sickness, or accident. I then prayed very specifically with the strong statements on pages 390–393 of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which insist on the perfection of God’s creation (including me!) and deny any power to evil in any form. 

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