Spinal injuries healed

In Christian Science Sunday School, I loved Mary Baker Eddy’s poem “ ‘Feed My Sheep’ ” (Poems, p. 14). I especially took these words to heart: “I will listen for thy voice” and “I will follow and rejoice.” 

After I graduated from college, I had an experience that made God’s ever-present shepherding power tangible to me. On my way home one winter evening, as I waited behind a school bus that had stopped for unloading, my small car was hit from behind. The other driver had apparently not seen my brake lights or the blinking lights of the bus. Rather than careening into oncoming traffic or into the midst of disembarking school children, my car veered right and wrapped around a telephone pole. Witnesses were amazed that no life was lost.

I was taken to a hospital and awoke several days later with no memory of that day. I had sustained injuries to my neck and spine that limited movement and caused me to collapse at unforeseen moments. My parents, who were not Christian Scientists, insisted that I have several neurological examinations. Physicians determined that without surgery and medication, my injuries would probably result in a lifetime of intermittent pain and the sad possibility that I would not be able to bear children normally. 

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Testimony of Healing
Quick recovery from arm injury
April 1, 2013

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