Quick recovery from leg injury

How grateful I am for Christian Science, which gives us the inspired view of the Scriptures. One of my favorite Bible stories is Peter’s healing of the lame man. Acts 3 tells us that Peter “took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God” (verses 7, 8).

Once while my great-aunt was visiting me for several days, we had lots of nice things planned. One morning, before we went out for the day, I decided to mow part of my acre of lawn. As I walked along behind the mower, I did not notice a thick pruned branch sticking out from the trunk of a tree. When my lower leg struck it forcefully, I nearly fell to the ground. The pain was so great that I almost screamed out loud, and a large bump came up on the side of my leg. 

As I turned to God in prayerful listening, the first thought that came to me was, “Screaming won’t help.” I began to quiet down mentally. Then I thought of Jesus’ beatitude, “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). I became quieter. Then another beatitude came to thought, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).

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From the Editors
Leaning, trusting, healing
September 2, 2013

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