‘Walking, and leaping, and praising God’

I have always loved and marveled at the story in the Bible’s book of Acts where Peter healed the man asking alms by the Temple (see 3:1–8), and today I am more than ever like that man who was healed. 

Last December, my husband and I decided to take a motorcycle ride to a nearby town for lunch. As I was getting onto the back seat, I heard a very loud pop from my knee and suddenly felt the worst pain I have ever experienced. I could not use that leg at all, but with my husband’s loving support I was able to hop into the house and get to a recliner. I was praying to understand the truth of these words from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God’s unerring direction and thus bring out harmony” (p. 424).

I knew that God is Love and never causes pain or disability of any kind. In Mrs. Eddy’s Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, I found this wonderful thought: “Metaphysics, not physics, enables us to stand erect on sublime heights, surveying the immeasurable universe of Mind, peering into the cause which governs all effects, while we are strong in the unity of God and man” (p. 369). I knew that it was my right “to stand erect” and that I could know only what God knows—perfect health and activity.

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Testimony of Healing
Severed fingertip healed
August 5, 2019

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