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Restoration and healing after a fall

From the July 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal


An important By-Law in the Manual of The Mother Church requires that a Christian Scientist “not be made to forget nor to neglect his duty to God, to his Leader, and to mankind” (p. 42). I believe that one of my duties is to keep in mind and regularly express my deep gratitude to God for the abundant blessings He has bestowed on me and my family, and to Mary Baker Eddy for her discovering, founding, and leading the Christian Science movement. 

For many years I have loved reading testimonies of healing and hearing them shared in church on Wednesday nights; it is high time for me to offer mine in writing so that I can say with David in the Bible, “I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation” (Psalms 40:10).

After a Sunday afternoon snowstorm last year, I ventured out to walk our dog. On the sidewalk in front of our house I slipped and fell to the ground with such force that I was knocked unconscious. When I came to, I saw a woman whom I didn’t know bending over me. She had driven past my house and stopped when she saw me lying in a snowbank. She assured me that everything would be fine because she had used her cellphone to call the local paramedics. 

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