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It Shall Not Come Nigh Thee

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

— Psalms 91:7

The armor of God suggests protection to those who believe in and trust the law of Good.

— The Science of Mind, page 494

It Shall Not Come Nigh Thee

It is said that there are no atheists in foxholes. Does this mean that much of the time when there is no place else to turn, we finally turn to God?

I was doing a workshop in San Antonio when a participant, nicknamed Temp, told the group the following story. During World War II, he met a platoon sergeant who had enormous faith in the 91st Psalm, so he encouraged the members of his platoon to say the 91st Psalm whenever they could. The members of the platoon began saying it every day, as almost a ritual. They saw heavy, heavy action with death all around them, but not one of his soldiers got even a nick!

One morning, Temp was leaving the house to go on an errand, when he remembered that sergeant. He decided to say the 91st Psalm. In a brief while, he was on the freeway and starting to exit, when a car came out of nowhere and smashed into the front of his vehicle, swirling it around and around into oncoming traffic. He was hit in every single lane, including being pulverized by an 18-wheeler, and somehow, his smashed vehicle, ended up in the direction in which he was going originally. People were swarming around his vehicle; ambulances appeared; police showed up. But the amazing thing was, Temp didn't even have one scratch!

Dear God!

I know You are my one and only Life, my one and only Truth, my one and only Protection.

No matter what is happening around me, the Truth is,

You are always there for me, guiding and guarding me.

Thank You with all my heart.

And so it is.

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