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Spiritual Short

‘All systems are go!’

From the February 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I well recall the day our family gathered around the television to watch the launch of a rocket carrying astronaut Alan Shepard in the Project Mercury spacecraft Freedom 7. That was on May 5, 1961, which was about the beginning of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s race to put a man on the moon.

We were on the edge of our seats during the countdown and were so excited when we finally heard Shepard say, “All systems are go!” His short yet incredibly brave 15-minute suborbital flight launched him right into the history books as the first American in space. 

That phrase, “All systems are go!” recently came back to me when a severe headache vied for my attention all day and later threatened to give me a sleepless night. I decided to pray about it, and I earnestly reached out to the one Mind—to be more aware of God’s presence and understand His constant care for all of us as His beloved children.

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