Nothing shall hurt you

Do you remember how, as a little child, you had complete trust that your parents would take care of you? You had no doubt that they would feed, clothe, and comfort you. And so it is with our Father-Mother God. The Bible assures us, "The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee." Deut. 33:27. By surrendering to the truth implied here, we can be wonderfully cared for, and protected, and free from harm!

I learned a big lesson about God's ever-present, freeing protection when I was a senior in high school. I was walking home and noticed that it was rapidly becoming dark. The river road had beautiful trees but few lights, and the shadows were long and black. Suddenly I noticed that someone was following me. I walked faster; so did he. I slowed; he slowed. My heart pounded, and I wondered if I could outrun him.

Then I remembered a sentence from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, that my father and grandmother often had quoted: "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need." Science and Health, p. 494. Immediately I knew I was not alone—couldn't be alone, ever—because my Father-Mother God always has His protecting arms around me. And I knew that as I claimed I was a loved child of God, I also had to claim it for the one following me.

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Finding heaven here and now
June 27, 1983

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