Fear fails to overwhelm

One day, when I was in college, I was crossing the street on my way to the beach. I was at a crosswalk, waiting patiently for the traffic to clear, when cars in the lane closest to me started to stack up waiting for me to cross. Because of a bend in the road, I couldn’t see any traffic in the second lane, so I waved “thank you” and proceeded to cross the street. In an instant, I was struck by a car in the second lane. The car was traveling fast, and I ended up much farther down the road. 

I remained conscious throughout the ordeal. My immediate reaction was one of disbelief that I had stepped in front of a moving car. My next thought, however, was more of a declaration of my true existence; I was under God’s care and not subject to accidents (see Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 424). When I tried to get up, I was in pain. Several concerned and caring people started to gather around me. One gentleman reassured me that I would be fine. 

An ambulance shortly arrived, and the paramedics began preparing me for transport to the hospital. My thoughts were of gratitude for all the kind people assisting me and, more important, for God, knowing that He was protecting my true spiritual identity and that He always keeps me safe from harm, no matter what the circumstances look like. 

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