Once while I was working as an airline flight attendant, one...

Once while I was working as an airline flight attendant, one of our jet's engines exploded at 36,000 feet. I was so busy helping to calm others, that I did not think about being afraid. We landed safely, but there were four large holes in the fuselage; and it had been a close call. I developed a sudden fear of flying, which was not at all good because I did not want to quit my work.

I reached out to God to help me, and this passage from the Bible came to me: "The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms" (Deut. 33:27). I held to that statement as a spiritual law governing everyone. On each flight I felt safer, as if someone were holding my hand. Then I began to understand I had always been supported by God's almighty hand. I continued praying and working all my scheduled flights, confident that God would destroy my fear. In a few weeks it was gone, and I enjoyed working with the airline for three more years.

Then I had a desire to know more of God's purpose for me. I started each flight by acknowledging that God was in charge and that I was in His "everlasting arms." I saw my work in more spiritual terms. The passengers, crew, and I were expressing Godlike qualities of patience, joy, and kindness, coming from the true source of our being, infinite Life.

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July 18, 1994

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