Designed to bless

Years ago, my company asked me to travel cross-country to take a computer programming class for a new laser machine we’d recently purchased. Though I was excited about this opportunity, I also felt nervous because I lacked any programming experience. I informed management about my concerns, and they assured me that everything would be all right. And though I did not really know what the class would be like, I went ahead with the trip trying to anticipate good results. 

I wasn’t a huge fan of flying, so after I boarded the plane, I worked to focus and quiet my thoughts. As I prayed, trying to spiritually “listen” during the flight takeoff, I recalled a story a Christian Science practitioner and teacher had once shared with me. One day, she was boarding a flight and at the time there was concern about that particular aircraft model’s safety. After praying she realized that the plane itself was a complete demonstration of divine intelligence. 

That plane, she reasoned, was a manifestation of the intelligence expressed by its engineers, designers, and everyone who had a part in the aircraft’s construction. And the source of intelligence is God. Her flight went smoothly. 

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