Damaged finger healed through relying on God

In September 2013, while hiking, I fell backward off the downhill side of a trail and landed on my hand and arm. The force of the fall severely bent my little finger. With my other hand I pulled the finger and joints back into alignment. My first thought was to declare, “Nothing has happened; I am not changed”—knowing that I am made by God, and that I am entirely spiritual and can’t be touched by material circumstances. 

I had to address fear, though, when I first saw the physical evidence. I had been taught by my grandmother to not give reality to the unreal—to something that’s not of God. I knew that no accidents can occur in God’s universe, and that nothing had happened to perfect God and perfect man. 

I had to turn my thought to what God knows of His good creation, and to listen to the one and only real Mind, God, not to what the physical senses were saying. In her book Christian Healing, Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “The only evidence we have of sin, sickness, or death is furnished by these [personal] senses; but how can we rely on their testimony when the senses afford no evidence of Truth?” (p. 16). 

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May 21, 2018

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