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Healing of an eye injury

From the November 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

It is with great joy that I share my appreciation for Christian Science and the healing power of prayer. Last summer while living at my remote cabin on an island in the Bering Sea, off Alaska, I injured my eye when a bungee cord I was attaching to my all-terrain vehicle came off and hit my eye with full force. It all happened so quickly that I am not sure I was able to close my eye before contact. Afterward, I could not open my eye without intense pain. 

As I was trying to remain conscious, my thought was “Oh no!” Many material scenarios played in my mind about the future of my vision, but then I stopped myself and turned to God in prayer. As it says in the Bible, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalms 46:10). This is what I endeavored to do—to acknowledge the allness and oneness of God. After gaining control of my thinking, I found some relief. 

Once in my cabin, I read, with the other eye, a few lines from the Christian Science Bible Lesson for that week and then gave myself a Christian Science treatment with those ideas. I acknowledged God’s allness and my perfection as the image and likeness of God, and denied the belief of injury and affirmed the truth of God’s constantly intact creation. I prayerfully worked to allay my fear and to see the absolute reality of the divine power. The intense pain went away quickly, but the eye was not functioning correctly, and it was very uncomfortable to open.

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