The Bible records Jesus as saying, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” ( John 8:32 ). I’d like to share an example of how this proved true in my experience as a driver.
Both my husband and I were raised in Christian Science, and we met at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Christian Science Organization. We raised our children in this Science, and our family always had quick healings of childhood illnesses and injuries.
Many years ago when I was new as a Christian Scientist, and a new draftee in the United States Army, I found myself in need of healing. I had found success in basic training and had been quickly promoted to a leadership position in our platoon.
Years ago—when my son was attending junior school, my daughter was in nursery school, and I had recently been widowed—we had a lovely experience of God supplying our need. My son came home from school one day and said he was required to bring five dried beans to class the next day.
Before I came to the path of Christian Science in 2006, my life was totally unbalanced and miserable. All the time I was running here and there for various appointments, especially for my daughter.
A couple of years ago, a package was delivered that I was excited to receive. While cradling the box in my arms, I grabbed a pair of very sharp scissors to slice open the packing tape, but the scissors slipped and I ended up stabbing my thumb.
While I was removing my pig from a wooden pigsty last summer, a sharp stick smacked my right eye. As I hopped around in extreme pain, I knew that this was a time for a radical prayer.
A couple of years ago, one of my knees began bothering me quite a lot. It was difficult to go up and down stairs, or even just to sit down and get up again.
In June 2014, as I was returning home after walking to the town about two miles away, I came to a football field that looked wonderfully green and smooth. It looked so inviting that I decided to run across it as fast as I could.
I had a wonderful opportunity a number of years ago to live more of the Christ-love. I was working at a large law firm, where a particular senior partner had a reputation for being very hard to work for.