God's Invariableness

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." When we begin the study of Christian Science, and come upon this beautiful statement of spiritual law by James, we gratefully accept the statement that good gifts and perfect gifts come from the Father. But our human sense is very apt to argue, "Yes, whatever good gifts and perfect gifts I have, come from God, but I haven't very many."

As the revelation of Science enlarges our concept of God, the Father, we begin to see more of the limitless love and activity of this Father, more of the boundless tenderness and infinite goodness of omnipotence. Then thought expands to perceive the significance of the word in James's statement—"every." The measure of the Father's care for His children is unlimited in the giving of "every good gift and every perfect gift"—not just the few of which we ourselves are conscious, but every good and perfect gift in all the universe.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy says (p. 2), "God is not moved by the breath of praise to do more than He has already done, nor can the infinite do less than bestow all good, since He is unchanging wisdom and Love."

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