True security rests in an understanding of God. There is no genuine safety except through realization of God's presence. We gain this realization through prayer. In moments of quiet communion we are aware of God's presence. This is the safe and secret place or presence of which the Psalmist sang (Ps. 91:1,2): "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust."

We are sheltered in God's keeping and are safe. We are like a flock under the shepherd's care, moving in quiet pastures and beside still waters. Aware of Love's presence, we know that man cannot be snatched from the grasp of divine Principle or made to believe that he moves in an orbit of his own apart from Mind. The all-knowing omnipotent Mind, which is God, is the only Mind, and since we in reality exist in this Mind, we are safe in its keeping.

May 29, 1954

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