A feast from the Father

Mary Baker Eddy’s words, “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 494), are seen on the walls of many Christian Science churches. From my early experiences in a Christian Science Sunday School and church, I was used to seeing this phrase regularly—it was one of my favorite passages. I liked the idea of God, divine Love, meeting our needs, and that there is no separation between God and His image and likeness, man. Even though circumstances may sometimes make us feel cut off from divine Love’s care, Mrs. Eddy’s statement assures us that, no matter what, we can always humbly turn to God and discover harmonious solutions. 

Christ Jesus gave a great example of God’s tender, immediate care when he fed thousands of people, despite having been told moments before by his disciples that they had on hand only seven loaves of bread “and a few little fishes” (see Matthew 15:32–38). Right where lack of provisions seemed to be, Jesus acknowledged God’s ever-constant care for all and was grateful for it. Mrs. Eddy defines Christ as “the divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error” (Science and Health, p. 583). The Christ is always showing us God’s loving care by removing the error of believing that we can lack anything from our Father-Mother, God, replacing this false belief with beautiful, harmonious ideas of divine Love, which unfold perfect harmony in our experience.

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