Divine Love's Provision

IT had been snowing all night, and in the morning a white mantle several inches deep covered the ground. For some days the sparrows had been enjoying a feast of crumbs, continually replenished, placed on the rail of the veranda outside the kitchen door. On this particular morning the rail was covered with four inches of snow, but one lonely sparrow had made a small passage through the snow and was feeding with evident enjoyment ruffling his feathers in the keen morning air. Some others joined him, and they all helped themselves liberally.

Probably these sparrows had been there before. This morning, however, there was no evidence of crumbs, as the snow had concealed them; but the sparrows, obedient to the divine intelligence that guides and governs all unerringly, had not accepted the outward evidence of lack, and had found the feast that was awaiting them. In watching the sparrows at their morning repast, the writer was reminded of the fact made clear in Christian Science, that divine Love protects and lovingly provides for His entire creation. The incident brought him crumbs of comfort, because God's goodness was being graphically proved. The words of Christ Jesus came back to memory: "Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?"

Affirmation of Truth and Denial of Error
September 25, 1926

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