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God is my pilot

From the March 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Ever since my husband retired, we usually take the car together when we go anywhere. He drives the longer distances, while I drive short trips to run errands. Once a month he drives an hour and a half to drop me off at the residences of several Christian Scientists who are cared for by a Christian Science nurse. I help by reading the Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly to them, then my husband returns to pick me up.

Recently, my husband needed to watch the construction on our house and couldn’t drive me, and the weather reports had predicted thunderstorms for the entire week. While I was thrilled that the storm would break the drought we had been enduring for several months, I wasn’t looking forward to driving in the rain. I had been out of practice driving long distances and I hadn’t been on a highway for some time. The thought of driving past large trucks on the highway was intimidating, so I began to pray. As Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need” (p. 494). I certainly needed to be released from anxiety and to be safe on the road. 

I wasn’t looking forward to driving in the rain.

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