About a year ago, just a week before I was to begin my second Christian Science nursing course, I went to the beach to have fun with my younger sister’s family, who had come to Cameroon on vacation. When we arrived at Kribi, a large resort town and seaport, we headed to the beach to swim.
My sister’s children and her husband were the first to go into the water, and sometime later I waded in. The sea was very rough. I had barely stepped in when one of my nephews, thrown by the waves, landed like a log on my right knee. I fell, and my knee was in great pain and unable to move properly.
Very quickly I was taken out of the water. Immediately I began declaring that God is All-in-all and that in Him I live, and move, and have my being (see Acts 17:28). I knew from my study of Christian Science that God, good, governs everything in His universe in harmony, so in reality there could be no accidents. The concept of accident and injury is based on the belief that man is material and subject to mortal discords.