ACIM Prayer – Lesson 244
“I am safe wherever I may be, for You are there with me. I need but call upon Your Name, and I will recollect my safety and Your Love, for they are one. How can I fear or doubt or fail to know I cannot suffer, be endangered, or experience unhappiness, when I belong to You, beloved and loving, in the safety of Your Fatherly embrace?”
This is one of my favorite prayers form A Course in Miracles. A beautiful echo of the love in Psalm 46 and Song of Solomon (6:3).
Why am I always safe? Becasue God is with me. God is always with me. I may be unaware often of God’s presence, but it doesn’t take away the fact that God is present with me and in me. This is the reality that I live in. To remember is simply call on God’s name and then I recollect it all and even feel the safety and the love of God. The love of God is my safety! In that reality and that thought I can never be “unsafe” or suffer or even experience unhappiness. So why is it that I fear? Because I forget! My spiritual amnesia runs deep about my identity in God. Why do I fear? Why do I suffer? Why do I experience happiness? Because I’ve failed to remember, to recollect to reflect upon the truth that I belong to God. God is my beloved and I am God’s beloved. I am loving God and God is loving me all the in same moment. “I am my beloved’s and he is mine.” Why am I safe? Because I am in God’s embrace. No matter what happens in this world, no matter what the appearances seem to be and no matter how real I may think they are, there is a deeper reality of being in God and God in me – my ultimate safety, happiness, security and joy.
I am in danger nowhere in the world! In God we are secure! Yes, yes, yes!