Gratitude and Supply

What assurance there is in the realization that the child of God can never be separated from good; that no matter what the material seeming may be, man coexists with God and reflects the abundance of Spirit, the only substance! We must be alert, however, that we do not allow error to tempt us to minimize the good and magnify the error; to minimize the supply and magnify the seeming lack.

It is recorded in the Gospel of John that Andrew, one of the twelve disciples, even after witnessing many proofs of the power of God, as demonstrated by the Master, answered Jesus' inquiry where bread should be secured to feed the five thousand, by saying, "There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?" Andrew saw lack, but Jesus saw abundant supply, for we are told in the same account that "he himself knew what he would do." Through his understanding of the power of God to meet every human need, the vast multitude was fed, and twelve baskets were filled with the fragments that remained after all had eaten. Here was abundant supply.

Effective Standpoint
June 17, 1939

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