Freedom after a fall

One day in late October I suddenly lost consciousness, and when I came to, found myself facedown on the floor. I was alone, in considerable pain, and unable to move my shoulder and arm to support a change in position. But immediately, I expressed gratitude for my husband’s recent sprinkling of carpet powder before vacuuming the rug I found myself “planted” on. This gave me a moment of laughter in the midst of fear, pain, and isolation from human help, as I breathed in the lilac fragrance of the carpet. 

From my Bible study, especially of the psalms, I knew that God is a present help to lift me up through His strength—not mine! This powerful truth provided some peace, and I managed to get into a nearby bed.  

I again expressed gratitude, this time for feeling the tangible presence of the healing Comforter. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, speaking of divine Science, writes: “Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance,—the Comforter which leadeth into all truth” (p. 127).

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On the rock
October 22, 2018

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