This past July my wife and I ended a vacation in Mexico with incredible proof of God's ever-present protection in times of trouble.
The day we left for home Hurricane Emily hit the area we were in. We learned of the hurricane's approach the day before our departure, and both of us began praying about the situation. These verses from a hymn by Mary Baker Eddy entitled Satisfied came to my wife: "It matter's not what be thy lot, so Love doth guide; For storm or shine pure peace is thine, Whate'er be tide," and "Aye, darkling sense, arise, go hence! Our God is good. False fears are foes ­ truth tatters those, When understood."
On the day we were leaving, despite rumors that the airport was closed, we continued with our plans and we were able to confirm that our travel company was picking us up. While we waited for their bus, several guests urged us to stay at the hotel, arguing that we risked being stranded at the airport or going to a shelter if our flight got cancelled. We felt without a doubt that it was right to proceed with our schedule, praying quietly to ourselves the entire time. When our bus arrived they were able to confirm the airport was open and our flight was going out.
When we got to the airport it was being announced that the facility would close at 5pm. Our flight was at 4:40pm. The ticket agent told me that we were the last flight out, and as we headed to our gate we noticed most of the airport was already closed. All flights on the TV monitors showed cancelled, including ours, but ticket agents were assuring people that our flight was not cancelled.
As passengers waited at our gate many around us were either praying or hoping for the best. Eventually, our flight did go out, heading down the runway at 5pm. The airport was being closed as we took off.
We learned later that our hotel was severely damaged during the hurricane. This showed us that listening for God's direction and continuing with our plans; and not staying there, was the right course to take.
We were literally lifted out of harm's way and our vacation ended without interruption or inharmony. As Mary Baker Eddy states in Miscellany on page 214, line 5: "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need," and it did. I am very grateful for what I have learned in Christian Science and for its' Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy.
Randy Richter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.