"He careth for you"

If one thing more than another stands out in the teaching of Christ Jesus and the apostles, it is the fact of God's love and care for His children. This is well illustrated by the words of the Master recorded in the sixth chapter of Matthew's Gospel (verses 25, 33): "I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? . . . But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." It is thus a question of obedience to God's law, a question of righteous living; for this will ensure all the needed things.

In his first epistle (5:6,7) Peter speaks in a similar way. He writes, "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." Living in the knowledge of the omnipotence of God, Christians are to be humble, knowing that exaltation will follow. How splendid was the faith which Peter urged upon them; how strong his confidence in the love of God! Paul showed the same dauntless trust in God when he wrote to the Philippians (4:19), "My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

God cares for His children with a love that is boundless; cares for His entire creation with infinite tenderness. Christian Science enables us to say that. It reveals to us the great spiritual truth that God is Mind or Spirit, and that His creation necessarily consists of spiritual ideas. It reveals also that God is Love. It follows that His ideas—all of them—are never separated from perfect Love. No matter how hard may seem the lot of mortals; no matter how much they may appear to suffer, the truth is that man, God's idea, is never for a moment separated from his creator, divine Love.

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"There is no disease"
March 16, 1940

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