Prompt healing after bike accident

One afternoon when I was visiting my college roommate for the weekend, we decided to take a bike ride down a country road. As we were pedaling away, I applied the brakes on my bike and was suddenly catapulted over the handlebars. I recall thinking that I must keep my chin up, which I did, but I landed heavily on one arm and skidded a bit before stopping. When I got myself up, I found that my hand was scraped and bleeding and my wrist seemed injured. 

My roommate’s mother witnessed my fall from her kitchen window and rushed outside, quite concerned. As she was approaching us, I told my roommate I needed a few minutes to pray. I began walking in the other direction down the road, turning my thought away from the scene and toward the truth of my real, spiritual being. I knew that despite any evidence of the physical senses to the contrary, man is always safe in God’s care. 

I recall thinking of what Mary Baker Eddy says in the Christian Science textbook about exclaiming “I am hurt!” when an accident happens: “Your thought is more powerful than your words, more powerful than the accident itself, to make the injury real” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 397). I also thought about a statement further along in the book: “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). 

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