Supply "in the wilderness"

What is poverty? Should its symptoms and conditions be accepted as facts of life any more than sin or disease? Does one's concept of God have anything to do with poverty? Christian Science answers that it does and that no permanent remedy for any lie of limitation in human experience can come until one forsakes fearful, limited, or restricted concepts of God and replaces them with the true concept of God as infinite Spirit, the source of substance, supply, and activity—unlimited good.

Many people believe that areas of extreme poverty, whether expressed individually or nationally, are too great to be touched and healed by God's Word. A similar cry went up centuries ago from the Israelites, who were floundering in the wilderness, and it was paraphrased later by the Psalmist, who wrote, "Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?" Ps. 78:19; Mrs. Eddy detected the tendency of the human mind to discount divine help in overcoming severe human limitations. In Science and Health she writes: "There is to-day danger of repeating the offence of the Jews by limiting the Holy One of Israel and asking: 'Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?' What cannot God do?" Science and Health, p. 135;

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