A couple of years ago, on my way home from a Christian Science lecture, the traffic I was in on a busy interstate came to a standstill. As I looked in my rearview mirror, I saw that the truck behind me was not going to stop in time. Immediately, I turned away from looking in the mirror and said out loud, “No! There are no accidents in God’s kingdom!” As my car was impacted and launched to the median, avoiding collisions with other vehicles, but flipping and then tumbling to a stop, I was affirming over and over, “I am safe in God’s care right now.”
I found myself sitting on the roof inside the upside-down car, with a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy by my side. I grabbed the book and climbed out the back window as people offered their help. I called my wife and mother for support. My mom, who was on her way home from the same Christian Science lecture, assured me that I was well and had never been out of God’s care.
First responders quickly came to the scene to help. They did their jobs examining me, demonstrating great love and kindness. I graciously declined going to the emergency room, explaining that I wanted to go home to my family.