This past summer I spent time at our mountain cabin. Rocks have been piled together serving as stairs to get up to the level of the porch to enter the cabin. Unbeknownst to me a young cousin, who was playing in the dirt, had spread dirt over some of the rocks. As I stepped on a slanting rock covered with dirt my foot slipped out from under me and I fell backwards on the rocks and the dirt. My first thought was, “All is well.” I have always loved the story of the Shunammite woman in II Kings in the Bible when she seeks Elisha’s help after her little boy has died. When Elisha greets her and asks how everything is, she responds, “It is well.” She understands that spiritually, in reality, all is always well. Subsequently her son is restored to life. I got up and indeed all was well. Mary Baker Eddy’s statement in Science and Health flashed through my mind, “Accidents are unknown to God…” (Pg. 424).* The little girl’s mother was quite concerned, but I was fine except for a few minor scrapes from the rocks. And there were no after effects from the fall. I’m deeply grateful for God’s ever-presence, His protection and care for each one of us. The teachings of Christian make practical the examples of God’s power and care illustrated in the Bible.
*That full sentence reads: “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.”