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Sports injury healed

From the June 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Last summer, while playing tennis, I reached to hit a shot and injured my back to the extent that I could not continue playing or even bend down to pick up my tennis bag. The people I was playing with were helpful but concerned.

I started to pray immediately, thinking of myself as the joyous expression of divine Soul, and knowing that, as an idea of God, I was made of the substance of Spirit, which couldn’t be damaged. I felt comfortable enough to drive home, and continued praying and declaring the spiritual fact of my true identity as God’s child. I was able to cook supper and sit and read, and I went to bed that night peacefully. 

But when I woke up the next day, I could hardly get out of bed or walk. I called a Christian Science practitioner to help me. We talked for a while, and she lovingly encouraged me to completely yield to divine Love in my thought. She also said that we walk in the direction in which we look (see Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 451), so I should keep looking and walking mentally and prayerfully in the direction of Truth and Love.