Being certain of God's care

A perception of God's perfect government and of our unity with Him can free us from fears about our safety.

We were traveling by motorcycle amid the usual traffic hazards on our roads in Bangalore—poor illumination, barely perceptible potholes, and a variety of vehicles ranging from buses and lorries to cabs and cycles, with occasional handcarts. Suddenly, a cab brusquely brushed past and threw us off balance. Fortunately there were no serious injuries, and my husband and I escaped unhurt.

Later, when I mentioned the incident to a friend, she commented about the many fatal accidents involving two-wheelers and said we had a lucky escape. Her remark disturbed me, and I was all the more distressed when, a few days later, I heard that a friend of mine had had a serious road accident.

As a student of Christian Science, I endeavored to be conscious of and trust God's omnipresence and protective care. And yet doubts began assailing me. I became very fearful about traveling on a motorcycle and found myself making excuses to avoid it.

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November 30, 1992

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