The safety of home

"In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me" (Ps. 56:11). I love this ancient prayer, and I would like to explain how it has helped my family and me, and informs my prayer for the world today.

A few years ago we were living in the outskirts of a beautiful town in a safe neighborhood—that is, until one day a chain of burglaries started. Our home didn't have any security devices, and there were four of us, two adults and two toddlers. House after house was hit, and at one point we felt that we were going to be the next victims.

Each night we woke up feeling watched, and for a while my husband and I were petrified. So we opted for action. Every night, when we woke up, we faced down our fears through prayer, until we felt secure. We prayed with some ideas that Mary Baker Eddy offered about the Biblical heavenly city, Jerusalem.

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A good highway to take
April 14, 2003

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