Where Are We Looking?

The multitude was growing weary; night was approaching, and there was but little food in the "desert place." The disciples contemplated sending the people to the villages to buy food for themselves, but Christ Jesus, compassionate and confident, said, "Give ye them to eat." Doubtless with some consternation the disciples replied that they had "but five loaves, and two fishes." How inadequate to feed a hungry multitude! However, Christ Jesus "commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude." He looked above the material conditions to a higher source of supply.

Does our own income seem inadequate? Has provision from that which we have believed to be the source of our supply been cut off? Instead of being dismayed by the evidence of material sense, instead of being saddened, discouraged, and fearful at the failure of material means to meet our needs, we may with confidence and understanding faith look to God, to divine Love, the source that is forever unlimited, forever abundantly pouring forth blessings for man's use. Following Jesus' example, we may turn from materiality, and look "to heaven." On page 560 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy states, "Heaven represents harmony, and divine Science interprets the Principle of heavenly harmony." Through correct understanding and application of Principle, as explained by Christian Science, one finds God, the true source of harmony, and thereby finds God, the true source of harmony, and thereby finds daily provision for human needs.

Disease, lack, depression, which seem to obstruct human activity and thereby cause distress, have no part or lot, power or effect, in the kingdom of infinite Love, where divine Principle sustains and provides for all. Principle, being divine Love, preserves that which is harmonious and enduring and provides only good. Obstructing beliefs and pillaging forces are without God; therefore, they are without cause or source. Any effect material sense may claim for these so-called forces is illusion, and vision free from fear and doubt penetrates this illusion. When in loving humility we keep our eyes focused on God, "the Principle of heavenly harmony," and with unwavering trust accept as real no other cause or source, the illusion is recognized as intangible, as nothing, and vanishes. We then find that our needs are supplied and our protection is ensured against distress and disaster.

"Forget self in laboring for mankind"
January 25, 1941

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