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A rescue in the mountains

From the March 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A couple of years ago my wife and I decided to take a late-autumn, seven-mile loop hike in the mountains near our home. Our midday start kept us mindful of sundown. 

Hours later we reached the top, enjoyed the panoramic view, chatted briefly with some other folks there, and headed back down. After some minutes of hiking, we wondered if we had missed a sign or a trail split. 

It was then that I had an intuition. I heard an angel message that we were on the wrong trail. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy describes angels as “God’s thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality” (p. 581). I ignored this intuition, and my wife and I continued on. 

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