Carrying Through

On a very clear night a traveler by airplane had retired after many hours of smooth flying. Being an earnest student of Christian Science, he had made prayerful preparation for the trip. Suddenly wakened from a sound sleep, he found the airplane rolling and tossing owing to a terrific thunderstorm. To the senses the storm appeared very real. It absorbed his attention. Glancing out of the window, he saw lightning so close that it actually seemed to graze the wing of the airplane. Instantly he found it necessary to stop watching the storm, and sustain the mental work that had been done for this trip. Whereupon the words from one of the Christian Science hymns came to his thought:

"The storm may roar without me,
My heart may low be laid;
But God is round about me,
And can I be dismayed?"

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The Prayer That Covers Human Needs
October 9, 1937

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