Proving the truth

It has been my privilege to be a member of The Mother Church for over 70 years and a practicing Christian Scientist for over nine decades. My gratitude for Christian Science and its teachings and for Mary Baker Eddy is unbounded.

Early one morning this past winter, as I was getting ready to go to the YMCA for the water aerobics and ballet classes I take, I decided to run across the street to mail a letter. I did not realize that the temperature had gone down to 20 degrees and the road was a sheet of ice. As I crossed the street, I slipped and fell backward, falling flat on my back and hitting my head very hard on the pavement. I didn’t lose consciousness, but was stunned.

My first thought came from Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, that it was “impossible for man … to fall from his high estate” (p. 258). And I repeated “man cannot fall from his high estate” several times, applying this truth to the situation. This question then came to me: Is there any place where God’s arms of love are not beneath, around, and above? (see Christian Science Hymnal, No. 53). I answered, “No!” Then I said to myself: “Well, what are you doing lying here in the middle of the street? Get up!” I got up and walked carefully across the street and back into my house. 

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