Quick healing after fall

One day several years ago, my husband asked me to bring him some fasteners needed to complete the repair work he was doing on the roof of our house. I climbed up the ladder and handed him the tray of fasteners. As I was going back down with the tray in one hand, I missed the last rung of the ladder and fell to the ground, landing on the base of my spine. I cried out in pain, and my husband came down from the roof to my side, declaring that in truth I had not fallen and therefore could not suffer an injury. 

In severe pain, I was affirming that as a spiritual idea, I could not fall out of God’s care. Our neighbor came over to see if he could be of help, but I asked to be left to lie on the grass for a few moments. I was soon able to get up and walk slowly into the house with my husband’s help. I lay down on the bed, still in a lot of pain, and tried to control the fear that suggested I should consult a physician. 

Instead, knowing that God is the great Physician, I asked my husband to call a Christian Science practitioner to pray for me. She helped me immediately with references from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, and asked me to study the word quicken, which means “to give life to.” I knew I did not want to give life to the claim of an accident. 

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Testimony of Healing
Swift recovery from injury
August 25, 2014

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