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Stolen car found
One Saturday morning, as our family began its weekend activities, my wife came into the house asking where one of our cars was. Puzzled, our two young sons and I went to the carport by our house, and to our amazement the car was gone—stolen at night from just outside our front door. With our boys looking on, our desire was to make this a demonstration of God’s care for our family. My wife and I told them that by turning to God, we could expect this situation to be corrected, and we would see that God is taking care of us. We called a Christian Science practitioner, who immediately began praying with us.
When a police officer came to our house to file a report, he told us that the model of our car was prized by car thieves and that it might not be in usable condition even if it was recovered. When I called our insurance company, I heard again that our car was valued by thieves and was likely gone for good. Every time I heard this argument, I declared the truth that we were never subject to crime statistics and predictions of loss, but subject only to God’s law.
Mary Baker Eddy states in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Hold perpetually this thought,—that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being” (p. 496). I held to the idea that if the “scientific certainty” of good and harmony was real, then the probabilities of random evil and victimization were not.
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