THREE SUMMERS AGO, while I was working as the corral program head at a Christian Science camp, I experienced a healing that taught me the power of divine Love and God's care.
It was the first day of a new session, and we had assigned a horse to each camper. The campers then caught their horses, tied them up, and saddled them. One horse got scared and pulled back from the railing she was tied to. I immediately told the campers to move away and went to untie the horse. As I approached, she spooked, reared up, and struck my face and stomach with her front feet. I was knocked unconscious, during which time a Christian Science practitioner and nurse arrived and prayed for me on the spot. When I woke up, a fellow counselor helped the nurse and the practitioner move me to an area away from the campers and horses, while other counselors attended to the campers. All I remember muttering was, "Keep the campers busy. Make sure they get out on their ride." The counselor smiled and commented on how devoted I was to the program, and that that devotion couldn't be broken, hindered, or hurt. He reminded me that "accidents are unknown to God ..." (Science and Health, p. 424), and that as the perfect child of God, I had never been outside of His omnipotent care.
Because the truths of Christian Science have healed me throughout my life, I had no desire for a medical evaluation. I was transported to the Christian Science nursing facility on the property, where I was laid in a bed, as the practitioner held my hand and smiled at me, speaking words of love and comfort. Though the bleeding was not extensive, I was suffering from what appeared to be multiple head and face fractures, a dislocated hip, broken thigh, and severe internal injuries.