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God preserves us
One day years ago, I took an overnight ferry from Harwich, England, to Bremerhaven, Germany. We had sailed in calm waters for a number of hours, but when night fell a violent storm suddenly arose. The ship was tossed not only from bow to stern but also from side to side.
We were instructed by the captain to go to our cabins. As I walked past the dining room I saw all the tables and chairs rocketing from one side of the room to the other and smashing into the walls. I was really scared—I felt helpless, and thought I was going to die. Holding on to everything that was fixed, I made my way down to my cabin. But the cabin was claustrophobic, and there seemed no way of escape.
I started to pray, to understand spiritually that I could not be separated from God’s goodness. I knew that as God’s image, man—everyone, including all of us on the ship—is protected and controlled by God’s law of order at all times. Discord of any nature is not part of God’s creation. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy says: “The relations of God and man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history” (pp. 470–471).
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