Healing after fall from horse

I was riding my horse on the trails one day. On the way back, we stopped so he could munch some grass at the fence line beside his pasture. His nose touched the electric fence, and in the blink of an eye, I landed hard on my back as he reared and bucked and took off down the path. I rose, caught up to him, and took him back to the barn. I wasn’t feeling too bad on the drive home, but the next day I was in pain and unable to breathe very well. By the third day, these symptoms were even worse.

I’d recently been learning more about my eternal nature as a spiritual idea of God, as Christian Science teaches. That study had made it clear to me that as God’s creation I’d never been born into matter but had always existed as God’s spiritual image and likeness (see Genesis 1:26, 27), inseparable from and expressing only Him. The answer to the question, “What is man?” in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy was extremely useful, especially her simple statement, “Man is spiritual and perfect; …” (p. 475). So, I knew I’d never “fallen” from that inseparability from God or from my spiritually perfect status. 

In frictionless grace
November 25, 2019

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