Late one afternoon I was crossing the main street in the center of my small town. I saw a car a safe distance away, and I was clearly in view of the vehicle and in the crosswalk, so I expected the car to yield in accordance with state law.
As I got halfway across the street, I realized that the car was going too fast to stop in time. I had an immediate intuition to jump as high as I could, and I did. I landed on the hood of the car, hit the windshield, and rebounded off to the ground, landing flat on my back and head.
That morning I had prayed to know that I was, at all times, an active witness, or expression, of God’s perfection and goodness. So, immediately after the impact my first thought was to pray again. I thought through “the scientific statement of being” given in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (see p. 468). This helped me remain calm and confident in the spiritual fact that God is Life, and that my real life is in God, no matter what may appear to be happening humanly.