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Obeying an angel command

From the July 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Years ago, I was driving home alone one evening over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, through a very thick fog. I had learned and demonstrated, early in my upbringing as a Christian Scientist, that God is the divine Mind and lovingly communicates with and helps all of us, since we are His children. We can turn to God in prayer for guidance and care, as I was doing while I drove. 

Continuing on my way home, I sang several of my favorite hymns, including Hymn 207 from the Christian Science Hymnal, the words of which are a poem by the Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. I was especially loving this reassuring promise of God’s care: “His arm encircles me, and mine, and all.”

When I reached our home, the fog was still heavy. As I swung the car into what I thought was the driveway, a loud and clear angelic voice called, “Stop!” I obeyed instantly, put on the emergency brake, turned off the engine, and got out of the car. When I exited, I could see that the front wheels were not in the driveway. Instead, the car was within inches of plunging down an adjacent steep hillside. 

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