In the book of Isaiah a glorious tribute is paid to God as the creator of all. He is described as all-knowing and all-powerful. Referring to His ideas, the prophet proclaims (Isa. 40:26), "Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth."

"Not one faileth"! In Christian Science we learn that every one of God's ideas dwells forever in His presence, is identified by Him and is known to Him eternally. Not one is ever missing. God pours forth His blessings on all continually and preserves each individuality and identity throughout eternity. Each idea is fulfilling a specific purpose in God's great plan: reflecting His power and expressing His infinite goodness.

In a message to The Mother Church, Mary Baker Eddy writes (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 5), "Wholly apart from this mortal dream, this illusion and delusion of sense, Christian Science comes to reveal man as God's image, His idea, coexistent with Him—God giving all and man having all that God gives." To one who may be overcome by a feeling of failure, of depression, or of a burdened sense of illness, this glorious description of man's eternal perfection and his coexistence with God may seem to be an unattainable dream.

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