My husband and I were moving a rather heavy desk with a hutch (cabinet) on the top. The hutch wasn’t anchored to the desk, so although we weren’t moving the furniture far, one corner of the hutch slipped and crushed one of my fingers against the wall.
Immediately, both my husband and I prayed and declared with vehemence that accidents were not a part of God’s creation. The Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, explains: “Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God’s unerring direction and thus bring out harmony” (p. 424). My husband was very upset, feeling that this was his fault and that he could have prevented it. I assured him that I didn’t blame him and that since there were no accidents in God and we truly live in Spirit, there was nothing to be blamed for; only the love of God could be present.
I called a Christian Science practitioner to help, as the finger had very quickly turned black and swollen. The practitioner helped alleviate our fears and understand that this situation was not the truth of being. I wrapped the finger, and this helped me focus on the truth of my spiritual identity and not be fooled into thinking I was a material entity that had been injured. Within an hour of our calling the practitioner, I found that the finger had returned to its natural color and the swelling had gone down.