Casting Our Care Upon God

"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you," writes Peter in the fifth chapter of his first epistle. What wonderful faith was that of the apostle! Without hesistancy he entreats those to whom he appeals to trust God implicity because He, God, cares for them. God, then, does care for man! He cares for man beyond measure, since He knows him in every particular of his being. Furthermore, being infinite Love, God cares for and protects man with infinite tenderness. Human language is utterly inadequate to portray the love which God has for His creation, and the care which He exercises over it.

What is the relationship existing between God and man? As Christian Science teaches, it is that of Father to son, of Mind to its idea. God is Mind, and man is Mind's idea; and there can be no closer relationship than that of Mind to its own idea. In this relationship we see man as never separate from God and as ever dependant upon the Mind that knows him. And this must mean that, since God is infinite Mind or Love, man is perfectly cared for, perfectly protected. The relationship of God to man is a spiritual relationship, entirely independent of any so-called material relationship, and is therefore never really affected by the latter. Mrs. Eddy writes on page 589 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," "Man is His idea, the child of His care."

Expansive Faith
September 3, 1932

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