Accident protection

I’m so grateful that Christian Science provides a reliable, healing basis for responding to an accident. On page 424 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures Mary Baker Eddy writes, “Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God’s unerring direction and thus bring out harmony.” 

Also, Mrs. Eddy requests that students of Christian Science pray daily for themselves (see, for example, Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 127). Such prayer is an opportunity to affirm, and establish in thought, man’s direct, unbreakable relation to his Father-Mother God, and thereby to help maintain harmony in one’s life. I have been protected both from accidents and from the possible effects of accidents through such prayer. 

In one instance, I was cooking dinner for my two young grandchildren at my son’s home. I was the only adult there that night. I planned to use a grill that was stored in its box on top of the upper cabinet. I stood on a step stool and, without seeing the top of the box, reached to pull it down. As I did, a heavy metal pan, used with this appliance, fell down and struck my face. The pan hit me between the eyes on the metal bridge of my glasses. I was momentarily in pain and felt stunned. I knew I needed to decide immediately how to respond to this situation, whether or not to accept injury as unavoidable, because my thought about the accident would have a direct relationship to the physical outcome. As Science and Health says, “Your thought is more powerful than your words, more powerful than the accident itself, to make the injury real” (p. 397). Therefore, I vigorously affirmed what I knew about my relation to God. 

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