No nuclear midnight in God's care

Under Love's government, there
is no darkness or fear to resist the goodness
and tenderness of divine law.

In Chicago, Illinois, a Doomsday Clock is maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The position of the hands in relation to midnight indicates the prospects for nuclear war. As of this writing, they are set at 11:43 p.m.—the farthest they have ever been from midnight since the clock was set up in 1947.

Yet there are new sources of concern, such as the war in what was once Yugoslavia, the increase in unregulated arms sales, and terrorist activity. A few months ago, World Monitor magazine reported that there is a growing nuclear threat from unstable or restless governments both in the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. It went on to say that some nuclear devices are so small they could be carried in a suitcase. Under these circumstances, even seventeen minutes from midnight is not good enough.

Ending the nuclear threat isn't something that will necessarily come all at once, but persistent effort, coupled with prayer, will win the day. Human events may sometimes argue otherwise, but our daily prayer for peace in our lives, our communities, and our nations can make an enormous difference. This prayer can begin simply by turning our thought toward God, Love, and realizing that none of us can be cut off from Him. The main point of our prayer is to affirm the reality both of God, good, as the only power and of our spiritual, eternal nature as His children. The fact is that we have unassailable protection through our unbreakable relationship to Him.

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April 19, 1993

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