"Already filled"

The statement is made with regard to conditions observed in the realm of physics that "nature abhors a vacuum." Mrs. Eddy, however, makes the absolute, metaphysical statement in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 346), "There are no vacuums." Speaking with special reference to the loss of personal friendships, she says (p. 266), "This seeming vacuum is already filled with divine Love." Since God is omnipotence and omnipresence, there can be no place unfilled by His presence and the activity of His ideas. This can be proved in very practical ways, and stated in terms of present understanding and of present need.

At one time the income of a student of Christian Science seemed to depend upon returns from renting the rooms in her large house. These had been vacant, or only transiently occupied, and in her need she called on a friend for help with the problem. Together they talked it over and endeavored to realize God's omnipresence, knowing there could be no idleness, no waste of labor or of time, no loss or lack of true substance and activity where infinite Mind is, since every place is peopled with divine ideas, about the Father's business. Within a few days the rooms had all been taken, and by a very desirable class of tenants.

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