Ever wish for a rich uncle?

Many people find it tough to make ends meet financially. But to break the chain of lack we need to look beyond human resources.

Do you remember the saying "I wish I had a rich uncle"? This person, not necessarily a relative, would be someone you could call when times got tough, someone who would give you the security of knowing he would always be there to help you meet your needs.

During a time in my life when family finances seemed to be quite a problem, the thought occurred to me, "Wouldn't it be nice to have a rich uncle!" As I was dwelling on this thought and all of its possibilities, I was suddenly filled with gratitude. I realized that I had Someone who could do infinitely more for me than any human uncle could, Someone who was ever present and who supplied my every need. This Someone, of course, is God.

Christ Jesus said, "Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." Matt. 21:22. I asked myself, "Have I ever suffered from trusting God completely, without reservation, for all that I needed?" Of course, the immediate answer was "no." To the degree of my faith in and spiritual understanding of God, I'd seen my needs met time and again through prayer. The wonderful thing about Christian Science is that it has bolstered my prayer with a scientific sense of what God is. In Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy I'd learned this great fact: "God is infinite, the only Life, substance, Spirit, or Soul, the only intelligence of the universe, including man." Science and Health, p. 330. Could I ask for better protection or direction than this?

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How wide, Lord?
June 29, 1987

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