To one serving in the air force,...

To one serving in the air force. Christian Science is cause for unceasing gratitude. During many hours in the air, the daily declaration of the truth has wonderfully guided and sustained me. I have found this especially true while flying across the Atlantic Ocean. On two different occasions, after I had flown many hours, unexpected weather conditions prevented the ships in my flight from finding land. The gasoline supply became dangerously low, and our plane was in imminent danger of crashing into the sea. In both cases the pilot gave me and the rest of the crew orders to be ready to abandon the airplane. While I was checking my life preserver and parachute, instead of becoming fearful or panicky I became conscious of a great peace. It was at these times that I was able to apply the lessons I had learned in the Christian Science Sunday School.

I declared aloud, with all the fervency and understanding that I could command, the Lord's Prayer, "the scientific statement of being" from Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy (p. 468). the ninety-first Psalm, and other statements of truth which came to me. Then I opened the copy of Science and Health which I had with me to page 424 and read these stirring words of Mrs. Eddy's: "Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection." Needless to say, in both instances a way opened very quickly and we were able to land safely.

On another occasion I noticed that one of the engines of the airplane on our right had completely failed. This plane, too was in danger of crashing, with the additional hazard of there being no land within a thousand miles. I declared that the crew and the plane were under divine control and were subject only to the urge and unerring direction of Principle. In a very short time the pilot regained control of his airplane and found it was able to fly almost as well with one motor as it had previously done with two.

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Testimony of Healing
In gratitude for all the good I...
April 15, 1944

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