Evidence of God's Omnipresence

And so by multiplying the recognition of present good and by persisting in the tracing of this good to its divine source, we find the omnipresence of God or good becoming very much a reality of immediate experience. By so doing we gradually arrive at the conviction that it is impossible to be outside the omnipresence of God. We can truthfully say that the most obvious and realistic condition of our human experience is the evidence of the presence of God.

It is the presence of God that brings out the morning sun. His presence that urges the birds into song, that may be seen in the touch of color in each blade and flower, in the laughter of a child, in the smile of a friend. Utterly uncountable are such evidences as these. Christ Jesus was well aware of these evidences and often referred to them. Luke records him as saying: "Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?"  Luke 12:27, 28; And the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy says in Miscellaneous Writings: "His modes declare the beauty of holiness, and His manifold wisdom shines through the visible world in glimpses of the eternal verities. Even through the mists of mortality is seen the brightness of His coming."  Mis., p. 363;

When we speak of good in this way, we are thinking of the innumerable minutiae of positive qualities and quantities that are a part of our every day. There can be no day without them because there can be no day without God. The first moment when we awaken, consciousness will be saying, "God is here." Were God not present, there would be no awakening, there would be no consciousness. We must stop thinking that good—good of any kind or of any degree—has a human source. To think of good as having a human source is to limit good. This would leave God out. By tracing good to its divine source we come to understand why we can expect good to be permanent—even more, why we can expect good to multiply. An instance of good is one of the rays in the infinite sunshine of God's love and care of His own. Because good has not started with the individual, it cannot stop with the individual. Simultaneous with the appearing of good is the desire to share it. Good is like that. The mistake of believing that good can have a human source is the reason that good has seemed so fleeting and so inequitably distributed.

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Divine Love Meets Human Needs
May 31, 1969

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