All That I Have Is Thine
by Elma S. Whitmore
Can one child of God be more blessed than another? Does God, divine Love, shower prosperity, health, and well-being upon one person or nation and then meagerly provide for others? In the Bible we find absolute assurance of the impartial provision for every one of God’s children in the words, “Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.” This loving and universal law, explained in the parable of the prodigal son, was voiced by the father when the elder brother complained over the joyous reception, and many gifts given to the returning prodigal, while no such joy had been shown over his own faithful obedience.
What more could the father have given his sons than all that he had! And it was constantly available to the elder brother who remained at home, as well as the prodigal who had left and then returned.
This simple statement of God’s law of kindness is a promise to all mankind. All that God has is man’s, and since God is the infinite, perfect source, man’s heritage can never be incomplete, imperfect, or lacking. His heritage can never be less than all good. God does not change, therefore man cannot change. Nothing can disturb this established law of good and its complete operation.
Mrs. Eddy, in explaining man’s oneness with his Creator, writes in Science and Health, that man “reflects spiritually all that belongs to his Maker.”
As we claim our perfect heritage as a child of God, we will clearly understand that God’s provision for His children is ever present, abundant, impartial, and unending.