Two summers ago, I was on a trip to California with my DiscoveryBound NLC (National Leadership Council) class. We were whitewater rafting and having a great time. When we reached our half-way point, we came out of the river to set up camp for the night. Before we set up camp, we had to change into dry clothes. Our raft guides had warned us about poison oak in the woods and to be careful about coming into contact with it. 

The girls headed into the woods to change first. A few hours later, I began to feel uncomfortable. I noticed a rash on my legs, and right away I prayed with the truth, knowing that nothing could take away the joy I was having on this trip because God was right there with me. One of my friends came over, and we started to read the Christian Science Bible Lesson. One sentence stood out to me, and she encouraged me to memorize it. The sentence was from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “No power can withstand divine Love” (p. 224). I replaced the words, “No power can” with these words, “Poison oak cannot withstand divine Love.” This meant to me that God, good, was all-powerful and nothing else could have control over me. 

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