Safety—always at hand

Daniel in the lions' den, Paul bitten by a poisonous viper—each faced a life-threatening situation. But each was confident that he was safe, and he remained so. What was the basis of these and other remarkable Biblical accounts of divine protection? How practical are Biblical promises to us when we are concerned about our own safety?

On two occasions during airline travel several years ago, the relevance of Biblical promises was proved to me. I saw that prayer still unfolds the ever-presence of God, good, and therefore the presence of safety.

Returning from the West Coast of the United States to the Midwest by air, I was surprised to see that our plane, instead of heading east, was flying northward along the coast of California. Next, I noticed a stream of white fluid flowing past the window. The pilot came on the intercom to inform the passengers that the landing gear was inoperative. The plan was to jettison most of the fuel before returning to the airport for a landing and repairs.

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