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We have assurance of God's loving protection and care in these words found in Isaiah: "And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear." Man, coexistent with God, possesses by reflection the abundance of Spirit, the only true substance. That which man needs is his by reflection, and ever available to him. God gives to all bountifully. Divine Love is infinite; therefore man's possibilities are infinite. Realizing the ever-presence of divine Love, man cannot be conscious of lack. He is never separated from his inexhaustible source. As the sun's ray, because of its oneness with the sun, cannot be depleted or lack the expression of warmth and light, so man, because of his oneness with God, cannot be depleted or lack expression of the fullness, the abundance, of Spirit.
In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes (p. 494), "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need." It must be remembered that it is every human need that divine Love meets —not every human want.
Someone may ask, How is it possible for perfect Love to recognize a human need and supply it? Divine Love could not recognize a lack of good. There is no lack in divine Love, in divine Principle. The divine Principle of being is infinite. The only lack is a belief of lack, a lack of understanding of God's allness. Divine Love meets the human need through the divine law of Love, which governs man. In the degree that we are living in conscious obedience to this law of Love our needs are supplied. If we are harboring thoughts of fear, ingratitude, greed, envy, resentment, hatred, discouragement, we are shutting out Love, the only source of supply, thereby closing the door to supply. Holding thought steadfastly to Love, loving obedience, joy in another's good, gratitude for the good already at hand, open wide the door to supply.
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HERBERT E. BONHAM
"Divinity is always ready"
CAROL BOOTH SIMON
"Neither Greek nor Jew"
GERTRUDE M. NEW
"Power to think and act rightly"
WILLIAM MILFORD CORRELL
JAMES M. SPEERS
The Commandments: Passports to Power
MINNY M. H. AYERS
The Major Issue of the Hour
Peter V. Ross
Practical Help in Healing
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Ethel May Burns
I consider it a great privilege to...
Mary A. Stephenson
"Christian Science is always the...
Ines Laing Welles with contributions from Leonard G. Welles, Emerson A. Welles
With full gratitude for what...
Dorothea W. Josephson
When I began to study Christian Science...
I first glimpsed the truth of...
Margaret Lee Gilbert
Many years have passed since...
Helen M. Cox
Enough for Today
ETHEL WASGATT DENNIS
Signs of the Times
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