“The Sustaining Infinite”
by Irving C. Tomlinson
There is no mystery in the healing accomplished through Christian Science. The changes which are brought through reliance upon God are as simple as the banishment of darkness by light. Healing of the sick is perfectly natural. Just as light is waiting to enter the open window and banish the darkness within, so God, infinite Love, is waiting to enter the human heart and replace disease with health, discord with peace, and sorrow with joy. In keeping with this, Science and Health has for its opening sentence: “To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.”
Jesus said of the sparrows, “Not one of them is forgotten before God,” and then declared, “Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” The wise Master fully understood the intimate relationship between divine Love and the meeting of all conditions of need.
The birds, which in the fall journey far southward, in the spring unerringly return to their northern homes. That which guides the birds and fishes hints of the divine intelligence which is God, directing aright every creature He has made.
The Scriptures declare that “whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” If the humblest desires of the lowliest of creatures do not go unheeded, how certainly man may look for an answer to his sincere appeal for help. To all those possessed of childlike trust comes the message from God, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” We alone limit good, and are thereby hampered in our achievements. But as we trust in God alone, our experience becomes filled with good, disease is banished, and health and joy abide.