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No impassable situations

A Journal article gives peace to a reader in the midst of an airplane emergency.

From the January 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I want to share some wonderful fruitage that flowed from Andrea McCormick’s article, “Nothing Could Keep Us from Our Association,” in the July 2011 issue of the Journal.

My husband and I were starting a journey to the United Kingdom. The first leg of the trip was on a commuter plane from Santa Barbara, California, to San Francisco. After I got settled in my seat, I sat back, relaxed, and opened my Journal. Ms. McCormick’s article caught my eye because it dealt with some challenges that involved flying. I had a very long trip ahead of me, so I joyously jumped in.

I soon found myself pausing over the line, “In reality, we live in the infinite, where there are no impassable situations.” As the plane took off, I was reading this passage she quoted from Science and Health: “. . . ‘Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?’ What cannot God do?” (p. 135). After about four minutes, we were out over the ocean, and I was reading the part of the article where she found the God-inspired courage and direction to hunt for her lost suitcase among a mass of collected bags sitting in a mess on the terminal floor.

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