One fall after raking leaves and pulling a thick sweater over my head, I realized that there was something in my eye. On examination, I saw the end of a piece of a very thin wire embedded in the dark iris of my eye. The end was so close to the surface of the eye that I knew I could not remove it with tweezers.
I can honestly say that although I knew I could not do anything humanly to remove the little piece of wire, I was not anxious because I had found during some twenty years of being a student of Christian Science that God is “a very present help in trouble.” Also, earlier in the day I had read an article by Adam Dickey, an early student of Christian Science, entitled “God’s Law of Adjustment.” The major premise of this article is that God, being infinite and all-powerful, His righteous law is everywhere present. And if we understandingly acknowledge His law as present and in operation, it annihilates whatever is unlike Him and becomes a law of adjustment to any situation, no matter how impossible healing would seem to the material senses.
Because blinking was uncomfortable, I went to bed to keep my eyes closed and pray, turning to my Father for help. I knew that God is the only I am and that man is made in God’s image and likeness. In the Christian Science textbook, Mary Baker Eddy states that God is “all-seeing”; in fact, that all the faculties truly belong to God, Mind. Therefore, they are eternal, maintained by God, not dependent on material elements.