Safe, even in a hurricane

What I did when hurricane Andrew hit

The words "There is no void" came clearly to me as I stood inside my front door on the night when hurricane Andrew hit Florida. The 160-mph winds were creating chaos—the lights were out, the noise was deafening, the wind shook my home, and rain was coming through the ceiling. Yet, in the midst of all this, God's truth was flooding my thought.

Earlier in the day, the news that the hurricane would make landfall near my home seemed overwhelming. How could my son and I make the proper preparations to face this alone? Reminding myself that this was Sunday morning, I knew that if I wanted to trust God in this situation, I must put God first—and so I would go to church. The topic of the Lesson-Sermon that week was "Mind," and I came home assured of the everpresence of God as divine Mind and His loving care of all His children.

Mary Baker Eddy states in Science and Health: "The God-principle is omnipresent and omnipotent. God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power" (p. 473). These words were in my thought during the day as we completed our storm preparations.

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How we learn to trust God
November 22, 1999

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