That single-worded prayer wasn't a curse or simply a fear response. It was a one word affirmation of the presence and power of something larger than time, space and fear. There is a wonderful definition for God in a Glossary for Bible terms that I frequently refer to: "GOD. The great I AM; The all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence." (Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 587) This is not a reference to many different gods, but a definition showing the one God's infinite nature.
When I called out God's name, I feel it was the divine Principle, or law of divine Love that responded - not in averting an accident, or breaking a fixed physical law by some miracle, but by showing that human perception isn't everything. God, the all-seeing, all knowing Mind, doesn't lose track of a single one of His ideas or children. We each move in harmony with earth and each other, and are always governed by the laws of Spirit that overrule so-called fixed material law.. God's ideas, created and maintained under the law of Principle, Love, are actually masters, not servants, of time and space.
A poem by a Christian Scientist, Violet Hay, says "I love thy way of freedom, Lord, To serve Thee is my choice, In Thy clear light of Truth I rise And, listening for Thy voice, I hear Thy promise old and new, That bids all fear to cease: 'My presence still shall go with thee And I will give thee peace.'" And it concludes with, "I climb with joy the heights of Mind, To soar o'er time and space; I yet shall know as I am known and see Thee face to face. Til time and space and fear are naught My quest shall never cease, Thy presence ever goes with me And thou dost give me peace." (Christian Science Hymnal, 136)
If you truly only have time or space for a one word prayer, "God" is enough. And with God, 'enough' is a whole, infinite lot.
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