Effects of accident reversed

During my younger son’s visit home last Christmas, he needed an office chair to use in his room. We had one in the attic above our garage, but as my husband was handing it down to me from the top of the attic ladder, the heavy chair came crashing down on my face. Immediately there was extreme pain in my forehead and nose. As I felt my face starting to swell, I feared my nose might be broken. 

My husband was very apologetic, and was concerned about me. But in a few seconds a thought came to me: “I am here; be not afraid.” It was a reminder that God is ever present, always caring for His beloved child, and this comforted and reassured me. 

Rather than accept what the material senses were saying, I needed to see this situation from a spiritual perspective. I remembered a statement from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “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” (p. 424).

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Children of Light
December 24, 2018

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