"No vacuums"

IF we accept the record of creation as given in the first chapter of Genesis, wherein "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good," admitting that God made all things good, and that He fills all space, we cannot at the same time believe that evil also exists, as comprised in sickness, sin, limitation, and poverty. It is impossible that God, who is all good, could be responsible for that which is so contrary to Himself, and thus permit or allow it. As this fact begins to dawn upon us "through the gentle whisperings of Truth," we eagerly seek to gain more of the understanding of God, which reveals the nothingness of evil or error, replacing the false belief with spiritual realities.

In the life of every one there appear to problems which need to be solved. Be they what they may, whether of sickness, sin, or poverty, they must be seen as illusions, and thus give place to the divine harmony of being. To one, sickness and sin had come, in a measure, to be seen for what they are,—false beliefs, or the seeming results of wrong concepts of life, brought about by erroneous education, circumstances, or human relationships. No longer was there despair of their being overcome; no longer were they looked upon as realities; but in their place came a measure of immunity from fear of disease, as well as a greater purity, and a consequent ability to meet the suggestions of sin with serene confidence in their powerlessness. The belief of limitation or lack, however, seemed the biggest lion in the path yet encountered. As far as the evidence of the senses was concerned, there appeared to be no resources from which to draw,—the former material supports were apparently being removed one by one; and it was seen that Spirit must be recognized as the source of supply, and be found all-sufficient.

April 12, 1924

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