"He that handleth a matter...

"He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he" (Prov. 16:20). I am most grateful to testify that the healing import of this verse of Scripture was shown to me in an outstanding demonstration at the time of locating a home. Over three years ago I was engaged to a fellow Christian Scientist. Although we were not planning to be married immediately, we realized that when the time for our marriage came, the biggest problem might be the need for an apartment. Accordingly we decided to begin work at once to correct and clarify our thinking with regard to the true concept of home.

I made a study of all the references I could find in the Bible and in Mrs. Eddy's writings on the subject. I found many inspiring passages, which helped me to realize that home is a spiritual state of consciousness, with its very existence, beauty, and harmony entirely dependent upon our mental acceptance of these qualities in thought. Almost every issue of the periodicals gave me fresh food for thought, and I studied some of the articles in them many times. One of my favorites was an article that appeared in The Christian Science Monitor of November 2, 1945. One of the sentences in this article stated, "We must dwell in the true idea of home, and cease to dwell upon the negative, restrictive beliefs with which evil, aggressive suggestions would confound us."

For his part my fiancé formed the habit of doing specific work along similar lines twice each day. In studying Mrs. Eddy's statements regarding home and heaven as states of consciousness, he saw the unlimited quality of home. The Bible teaches that our heavenly Father provides a place for each individual child, and in applying these truths of Scripture, my fiance realized that man cannot be deprived of his place through any possible combination of circumstances, whether local or world-wide.

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Testimony of Healing
With a sincere desire to bring...
August 28, 1948

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