“Sometime we shall learn how Spirit, the great architect, has created men and women in Science,” wrote Mary Baker Eddy in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 68).
This “sometime” arrived for me one winter when I was suddenly faced with a serious foot injury. While getting the mail from my mailbox at the end of my driveway, I slipped on some ice and fell hard. Unable to get up, I was taken to the hospital after the driver of a passing truck saw me and called for an ambulance. X-rays indicated that my foot was broken in three places, and the leg was put in a cast. The doctor’s prognosis was that I would need surgery on the foot for the bones to heal properly. I thanked the doctor and went home.
I prayed to feel God’s presence and loving arms. On so many occasions a certain sense of our Mother-Father’s all-embracing love had healed me, and I was confident that once again divine Love would not fail me. I called a Christian Science practitioner for prayerful treatment, having decided I would rely on this spiritual method of healing rather than surgery. I increasingly felt the God-given confidence that everything in my experience was the perfect effect of the one perfect cause—of the great architect, God, or Spirit. As the intelligent manifestation of Spirit, we are each complete, intact, and flawless.