Healing after bike accident

“You live in Spirit.” I affirmed this in prayer after an accident while riding my bicycle caused me to land on some rocks, banging up my wrist, arm, and head. I’d been reading the series of reminiscences published as We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, Expanded Edition, Volumes 1 and 2, and had been very inspired by the comments from people who had known Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science and founder of this magazine. This study helped me to be spiritually alert—to realize I could stay prayerfully with Spirit, God, and stay out of a matter-based view that would confine me to pain and suffering. 

After dusting myself off, I was able to ride my bike the rest of the way home, continuing to pray. Although I was in pain, I was not going to succumb to the suggestion that I had been damaged and needed to be repaired. 

Upon arriving home, I cleaned up and rested in a chair, letting God’s angel messages minister to me. I was still in quite a bit of discomfort but sat listening to thoughts about how God cherished me as His beloved child. I kept reminding myself that if I am living in Spirit as Spirit’s image and likeness, then I do not need to think about or analyze how bad any injuries are. 

The next morning, I listened twice to the online Sunday service from The Mother Church (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston), following along in the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mrs. Eddy while I listened. This helped me hold fast to the words and ideas as they filled me with more fortitude and conviction. 

At this point I realized I had been doubting that I could be healed without a long, drawn-out process. But now I was so filled with the consciousness of the Christ, God’s saving message of love, that I knew I was well right then. I sighed in gratitude. 

I remembered that in the Bible (see Matthew 8:5–13), a Roman officer told Jesus that he knew Jesus had the authority to promise with conviction, “Your servant is healed,” and that it would be so. This soldier knew what authority meant. He understood and accepted the authority of the Christ, and his servant was healed immediately. The centurion went home with gratitude even before he saw his servant or was told by household members that he had been healed.

My injuries healed very fast from that point on. I went to visit my grandson and was able to play with this active three-year-old without a thought for myself. I like living in Spirit. It is a good place to be!

Cindy Snowden
Anthem, Arizona, US

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