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Vision restored after eye injury

From the March 2020 issue of The Christian Science Journal


After taking up the study of Christian Science in my early twenties, I learned it is vitally important to pray daily for myself and my family. I do this early in the morning, and I listen for God’s guidance while I’m taking a walk or driving. 

One day last summer I was on a path along a creek bed, normally a pleasant and inspiring walk as I watch the sun rise on the Santa Ana Mountains. But when I bent a bush out of my way, one of the branches snapped back and poked me directly in the center of my eye. My sight went dark immediately in that eye—the eye that’s most important in my work as an architectural and fine art photographer.

I could have panicked at that moment, but I didn’t. The week before, I had come across a conversation in the Journal with a woman who had injured her hand shortly after beginning her study of Christian Science (see Deborah Huebsch, “Getting it right,” November 2014). Previously she would have relied on commonly used medical means to try to deal with the injury, but with her newfound knowledge of Christian Science, she instead turned her thought from the body and prayed with the spiritual truths she had been learning about God. The hand was healed instantly. 

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