Safe on the Streets

There was little doubt in the Psalmist's mind where safety lies. Experience must have taught him the intense practicality of an understanding faith in God, for he wrote, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Ps. 27:1;

This triumphant sense of God's presence and power can be felt and practically utilized right here and now. As in the Psalmist's time, it can free us from fear and protect us from harm. Christian Science is teaching its students that God is all-inclusive divine Love, the intelligent creative Principle that is present at all times and under all circumstances. Although this fact is not readily apparent to the material senses, its protective, sustaining power can be proved as one brings the quality of his thoughts and acts into harmony with the divine nature. A qualitative blending with the divine Mind can impart a vivid sense of its immediate presence and control and act as a law of protection in our daily round. This is the scientific basis for the well-loved words in the ninety-first Psalm: "Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling." 91:9, 10;

The foregoing truths are particularly relevant at present because in some cities the fear of robbery and violence is inhibiting much normal activity. Many people are afraid to go out alone at night, and sometimes even in broad daylight.

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June 21, 1969

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