In the insurance field much emphasis is placed on the advantages an endowment policy gives to its holder, for such a policy, maintained by stipulated premiums over a certain number of years, will return to the policy holder a net sum of money with accrued interest and coverage. That we as Christian Scientists receive endowments of vast spiritual wealth and beauty when we give premiums of spiritual qualities was clearly unfolded to a student of Christian Science.

The first day in her new house she opened at random "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and her eyes were directed to the marginal note (p. 248), "Love's endowment." Another note she had never seen before also drew her attention (p. 280), "The things of God are beautiful."

With sudden inspiration and clarity she perceived that in the two years she and her family had been seeking to buy a house she had been giving regular premiums of faith, patience, and perseverance. She realized that the better concept of home gained through study and diligent effort was the accruing interest, and that the ultimate finding of their home was the visible evidence of "Love's endowment." When occupancy of the house was not immediately gained and hindrance after hindrance arose, help was sought from a consecrated practitioner. Unwavering courage, confidence, and assurance that God had guided them to this house, and that they would be in it at the right time, were premiums that had to be met again and again in the ensuing months. The day came when through harmonious arrangements with the previous occupants possession was completed. As she looks now at the comfort of her house, she thanks her heavenly Father for the clearer realization of what home is, a realization which made manifest this beautiful home, and which hints that "the things of God are beautiful."

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October 4, 1947

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