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"Hid with Christ in God"

From the October 1968 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One of the main themes of the ninety-first Psalm is that God is a refuge where one may find safety and protection. "The secret place of the most High"Ps. 91:1; is a place of peace and healing, a place of resuscitation and refreshment. It is no wonder that this psalm has been a favorite of many individuals who have been healed through the understanding of God's presence and power.

Paul spoke of this same idea when he wrote to the Colossians, "Your life is hid with Christ in God."Col. 3:3;This hiding place is not physical but mental and spiritual. It is a state of consciousness gained by prayerful communion with divine Love. It is present on the battlefield, on the highway, and in the city. Through the study and practice of Christian Science one can soon realize that his enemies are not physical but mental and that a proper protection involves an understanding of the nature of God and of man in God's image and likeness.

The enemies that we face are fear, sin, disease, accident, death. These are aggressive mental suggestions. And only if they find entrance and residence in our thinking can they appear in our experience. To find refuge from these enemies, we must purify our consciousness with the truth of being. We must learn how to destroy fear through the understanding of God's allness. We must come to the conclusion that evil is unreal because it is a belief in an opposite to God, a belief that there is another power besides omnipotence.

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