by Herbert W. Cochran
With modern methods of travel and work, it’s necessary to find reliable protection against the universal belief in accident. Where can we turn with confidence, except to God? Christian Science offers a positive method of safety in travel, work, and all right activity.
People believe that good or bad things are liable to happen, and are in constant fear that something disastrous may come. They are equally afraid that good things may not come to pass. However, this isn’t the case when we learn that good things come from an understanding of God. Our thoughts make our experiences, and the place to forestall evil is in the mental realm.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” This is a promise of unfailing protection. Spiritual understanding protects us. Understanding that God governs everything, and that we are under God’s control, brings order and safety. Our lives are never subject to the machinations of evil.
Jesus proved his superiority to accident. He stilled the storm, and walked on the water. He proved that materiality could not control the conditions for man and produce injury, deformity, and disaster. What he said and proved were the universal truths of being, and can be applied right now.
Spiritual thinking protects us from accidents. The Psalmist says, “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.” God is the only cause, and what He creates is good and permanent. We can resist evil’s lying suggestions, and know that God’s law of Life nullifies the mesmeric influence of evil which claims to disrupt our peace.
As we become conscious of God’s direction and power, we have an impenetrable defense against all types of evil. We must declare first thing in the morning, that divine Love’s guidance is infallible, present, and operative; that man is forever held intact in this Love.
Sometimes we have bad dreams, but when we wake up we find that nothing is wrong. Christian Science shows that human existence is just as much a mental experience as are night dreams, and that we can change our lives by prayerful right thinking. It wakes us from the dream of human trouble, destroys fear in our consciousness, and gives us peace.
When driving a car, we can know that “Mind is the source of all movement,” and harmony is the only legitimate and real action. We must deny the belief that each car is controlled by a separate mortal mind. Knowing that everything is under God’s control destroys the belief in accident, and keeps us safe.
If we constantly realize Love’s supremacy as we travel and work, we can be sure of safe travel, a safe job, safety in everything we do.
God’s law results only in harmony. Obedience to spiritual law brings harmony to our human experience. Our existence is insecure only in proportion to our disobedience to God’s law. We have everything to gain, and nothing to lose, by striving to understand the will of God, which is always good, and by a sincere effort to live up to the divine demands of Love.