Quick Healing After a Fall
I wish to express gratitude for the opportunities we have to learn more about God’s government of His creation and to trust in His care and protection.
Early one evening several weeks ago, I stopped to chat with a neighbor who was sitting on her front porch. The concrete sidewalk to her house extended to the street and I knew it had a raised section, but I forgot it was there. As I went to her house wearing sandals, my toes caught on the raised lip of the sidewalk and I fell face down on my knee and forearm.
I quickly got up and continued onto her porch, saying I was okay. I took no stock of any injury but went on with my neighborly visit.
Two thoughts occurred to me. One is from Psalms 94:18, “When I said, my foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.” The other is from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 393:21, “Your body would suffer no more from tension or wounds than the trunk of a tree which you gash or the electric wire which you stretch, were it not for mortal mind.”
These alerted me to watch that I not entertain any opinions of any possible aftereffects since God’s arms held me securely. Finishing my visit with my neighbor, I walked home, praying to realize I never really fell from God’s care.
I forgot about the incident, went peacefully to bed, and experienced no discomfort afterward. As we learn more of God’s government of His universe, we experience more of the harmony of His ever-present care.