Car accident injury healed

That Friday in 2015 began as a typical morning for me. As I commonly do each day, I read the week’s Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly. I prayed with thoughts and inspiration I got from this reading. Now, as I write this four years later, I don’t recall any particular lines of thought from my prayers, nor do I remember any specific conditions I was praying about. But I am sure that, as is usually the case, my thinking was uplifted and filled with gratitude to God, and that I declared with conviction and in many ways that I am entirely a spiritual idea, an expression of God—at all times known, cherished, and cared for by our Father-Mother God, who is divine Love.

Then I was off, driving alone to do some errands of the day. Not far from home, I was stopped at a traffic light on a busy boulevard. With no warning—no harsh shrieking of tires skidding on pavement—a car coming behind me and moving at the common speed of the boulevard squarely hit the rear of my car. I was thrown forward violently and lost consciousness. I came to and heard a pedestrian shouting (referring to me), “This guy in the Volvo is in really bad shape!”

Without consciously trying, I found myself naturally and wholeheartedly turning to God. Right now, this instant, I am God’s idea … wholly spiritual … not material … in divine Love’s care—these are the ideas that flooded my thought immediately. What came next into thought was searing pain from my head all the way down my back. Aggressive pictures of emergency rooms, of stretchers and wheelchairs, intruded on my thinking along with the shock and pain. Still, the dominant, controlling thought was of God’s presence, of His love for me and His power and purpose to care for me. I knew that turning to God for healing was my choice, and the correct choice, despite these aggressive thoughts to the contrary.

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