"The affluence of our God"

A large industrial city, situated on the shore of one of the Great Lakes, draws its water supply from that lake. Huge pipes extending from the pumping station to the intake, built far from the shore, convey the clear water to the settling basins, whence it is pumped into the city water mains. Hundreds of thousands of people enjoy an abundance of the pure fresh water at all times, gigantic factories use millions of gallons daily, and beautiful fountains, streams, and artificial ponds in the public parks draw constantly upon this body of water for supply. Yet the level of the lake remains practically constant, because of the many streams which flow into it.

How like "the affluence of our God" (Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 140), thought a student of Christian Science! No matter how great the need, God's infinite provision for all His children is never exhausted.

In the seventeenth chapter of I Kings there is told the story of the widow of Zarephath who believed that she and her son were facing starvation because of a severe famine. Elijah bade her use what she had, and through obedience to the demand she found her supply constantly replenished. She was told, "The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the curse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth."

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"Mind is the natural stimulus"
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