"All is under the control of the one Mind, even God," affirms Mary Baker Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 544). She further states (ibid., p. 379), "The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind." Christian Science makes it clear that God, the creator of all that is real and eternal, rules man and the universe in exact harmony. Nothing is outside of God's control.

Aircraft upon approaching an airport enter what is known as a traffic control area. Each plane, in order to avoid dangerous confusion, must follow the instructions coming from the control tower. God's control is infinite. It is not limited to a restricted locality. Material control towers, equipped with radio, radar, or other paraphernalia of human invention, are not necessary in the area of Mind's control. God's directing, protecting voice is heard everywhere, for He is everywhere. His rule or power does not wane, weaken, or die out. His infinite direction is equally strong everywhere. Of His ever-presence, the Psalmist sang (Ps. 139:7-10): "Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me."

The student of Christian Science turns naturally to God for guidance, protection, and healing. He recognizes that God has exclusive jurisdiction over all of His creation and that His absolute authority is infinite. Man, the reflection of God, is instant in obedience to divine Mind's spiritual demands for perfection. There is no lag in man's response to God's requirements. Man's compliance to the divine edict is quite like the mirror's instant show of the image of one who walks before it.

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