Up and active again after a fall

Early one morning, it was still dark as I was leaving the house to go to the airport. I missed the last step and fell, landing on my knee and thumb and twisting my foot. I picked myself up and went back into the house to change my clothes, which were covered with blood. 

As I was cleaning up, the tune from a hymn by Peter B. Allen, “Rise up and walk,” came to me (No. 565, Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430–603). Though everything hurt, I rose up and walked, and continued to the airport. I was on my way to attend a wedding and then have an active week of fishing and horseback riding with three generations of my family. I didn’t want to allow this mishap to interfere with the planned activities. 

After checking in, I could feel my ankle swelling, and I wondered if one of my big toes was broken. But as I walked to the gate, several hymns that include the words walk or move came to me, bringing comfort and encouragement. 

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