In that moment of exalted vision when David not only saw the nature of God's creation, but the very nature of God Himself, he declared, "Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds."

Struggling with a sense of doubt and timidity, of disillusionment and foreboding, men forget that God Himself, in His character and being, is the essence of faithfulness. The faithfulness which is man's is not something outside himself, something bestowed or earned. Faithfulness is a quality of God, and therefore man expresses it. The oneness of Principle and its idea means oneness in manifestation, evidenced in development and accomplishment. The faithfulness of God which "reacheth unto the clouds" is not something which men wait and hope for with precarious uncertainty, something over which they have no jurisdiction and to the continuous availability of which they have no established rights. There never was a moment when the law of faithfulness was not in operation on their behalf. No clouds of evil can obscure or defy it; because of its infinite nature, it is ever present and all-active. emanating forever from the basis of Mind's allness, and with the authority of spiritual supremacy, faithfulness can be drawn upon boundlessly, unintermittently, by those who know that their relationship with it is as their relationship with God.

On page 270 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mary Baker Eddy has written of Christ Jesus, "Fidelity to his precepts and practice is the only passport to his power." The precepts and practice of Christ Jesus were the outcome of his supreme knowledge and demonstration of man's oneness with the Father.

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