We find in the book of Acts, Peter's emphatic declaration that "God is no respecter of persons," and an article on the finding of a home which appeared in the Sentinel a few months ago brought this vividly to my thought.

One night, more than four years ago, I had heard the writer of that article relate the experience in a testimony meeting at one of our branch churches, and it impressed me very deeply at the time as a beautiful illustration of our Master's words, "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." It also recalled those words of our Leader, "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need" (Science and Health, p. 494). The morning after I had heard the testimony I repeated the narration almost word for word to a friend whose sister was having the same problem to solve, thinking it might help her, but little dreaming that I should soon need the help myself. That very afternoon, however, I received word of an occurrence which I knew would necessitate my finding a new home for myself, and that quickly, as I had just two weeks in which to make the change; but the testimony to which I had listened was very reassuring, and I tried to work along the same lines. At first there was no apparent result, and although friends advised my trying several places, I went to none of them. I felt that my home must be found first in Mind.

One morning I awoke early, with a troubled sense that I had only four days more in which to make the change, and I began to think that I could not have done my work aright, or I should have been directed as to what steps to take. Then I thought of those words which had helped the other woman, "In my Father's house are many mansions: ... I go to prepare a place for you;" and I thought that my home was already prepared and waiting for me; that I had only to be directed to it. A sense of peace and assurance then replaced the troubled, anxious thought, and in a few moments I had an unmistakable intuition that my home was to be with two friends who were Christian Scientists. At first I could not remember just where they were living, nor did I know how they were situated, but I never doubted that I was to go to them.

August 26, 1911

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