No fall from God’s grace

While going down some stairs one evening, I slipped. At the time it didn’t concern me. However, the next morning I couldn’t walk without pain and difficulty. I knew that I could pray about this, and that Christian Science treatment would bring healing.

To support my prayers, I turned to a letter Mary Baker Eddy wrote to one of her students, which includes this statement: “Take up your accidents as impossible in Truth, there is no falling in truth and accidents do not occur. Nothing is accidental but all is law and order in God and you live and move in Mind, in Spirit not matter” (L05517, © The Mary Baker Eddy Collection, The Mary Baker Eddy Library).

Accidents may seem real to material sense, but, as Mrs. Eddy wrote to her student, they are “impossible in Truth.” Man’s spiritual sense, which is the only sense that testifies to reality, cannot register any inharmony. The real spiritual man is always perfect, and this is the true identity of each of us. Man, God’s perfect reflection, is safe in Spirit, and can never experience an accident. On this basis I mentally denied the suggestion that I could somehow have taken a misstep and had an accident, since that would mean there was a moment when God was not in control of my life.

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Testimony of Healing
Hearing fully restored
April 25, 2016

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