God was with us every step of the way

This trip was not going as planned. My dad, two of my younger sisters, and I were on the Appalachian Trail for a week of backpacking. The problem? Even though we knew which trail to take, we no longer had a map. The maps we’d downloaded onto our phones didn’t work since we were out of range. So we had no way of knowing if we were on track to make our daily mileage goals. Then, as we set out it started to rain.

My sisters and I began to worry about setting up camp. Instead of joining in, my dad stayed 100 percent positive. He told us, “It will be fun to see how God works this out. I’m sure that we will always be provided for.” That might sound a little strange since we were alone in the wilderness. But as Christian Scientists, we’ve learned that God is Love and is everywhere, so we’ll always be taken care of.

My dad’s trust in God helped us switch to a more positive, spiritual perspective. Instead of being annoyed about the rain, we could see the beauty and calm that rain could bring, and recognize that God’s presence was still with us.

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