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Spiritual inspiration heals foot injury

From the January 2021 issue of The Christian Science Journal

My husband and I were excited that friends who lived out of town were coming for a long-overdue visit. Our plans with them included attending an art exhibit for which tickets had been purchased months in advance. But several weeks before the event, I fell and badly twisted my foot. It did not appear to be in a normal position, and I thought it might be broken. Any movement gave me excruciating pain, and I was unable to stand.

Immediately I turned to God in prayer and knew that I could never be separated from God’s love, that in reality accidents have no cause or effect because pain and suffering are no part of God’s will for man, and that I was not a mortal struggling to progress spiritually out of matter or a discordant human situation. Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Mortals must look beyond fading, finite forms, if they would gain the true sense of things. Where shall the gaze rest but in the unsearchable realm of Mind? We must look where we would walk, and we must act as possessing all power from Him in whom we have our being” (p. 264). 

I vigorously declared the truth that my being is spiritual, whole, upright, and that it is not under any penalty of a material law of health.

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