Guilt gone, leg healed

On a rainy Wednesday morning after we’d had a strong wind, I went out to pick up branches that had blown down. On a slight incline, I slipped. I twisted and turned to try to stop my fall but went down hard on the wet ground. My first thought was that as a child of God, I could not in reality have an accident. God is omnipresent, so I could never be outside of His care and protection.

Though I was able to get up, the pain was excruciating. I made it back into my house but couldn’t go any farther. I called my husband, who was upstairs, on my cellphone and asked him to contact a Christian Science practitioner. She immediately began to pray for me. Despite some difficulty walking, I was able to attend an important community event that afternoon and even went to dinner with officials who were in town for the event. 

On Saturday I gave the readings at a memorial service for a dear friend. Years before, this friend and I had taken a bicycle ride together in a location that I was familiar with but my friend was not. I would tell her where and in which direction to turn. At one corner I forgot to tell her, and I turned right in front of her. She went down hard and broke her pelvis. Though my friend was healed through Christian Science and kidded me good-naturedly about the incident, I blamed myself. When I mentioned to the practitioner that I still felt guilty about it, she urged me to forgive myself. 

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Testimony of Healing
A glimpse of God’s preservation
December 12, 2016

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