Instant healing of kitchen burn

In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy we read, “When an accident happens, you think or exclaim, ‘I am hurt!’ Your thought is more powerful than your words, more powerful than the accident itself, to make the injury real.” The passage continues, “Now reverse the process. Declare that you are not hurt and understand the reason why, and you will find the ensuing good effects to be in exact proportion to your disbelief in physics, and your fidelity to divine metaphysics, confidence in God as All, which the Scriptures declare Him to be” (p. 397).

I learned more deeply what this quote truly means one day last fall. I was in a hurry to fix dinner before an art class. I opened the oven door and removed the pan with an oven mitt to give the food a quick stir. When I grabbed the pan to put it back into the oven, I mistakenly took one handle with my bare hand—and quickly realized that the pan was still oven-hot.

The first thing that came to my thought after feeling the burn was a question: “What am I going to agree to?” I thought, “Am I someone who is material and burned, or am I spiritual, a child of God, whose substance can never be burned?” I absolutely knew that God and His creation are spiritual and cannot be touched by matter. So, my mental answer was easy: I could never be burned! It was a holy moment in a busy kitchen.

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