Living quarters found during peak of shortage

During the peak of the so-called housing shortage my husband was transferred to a distant city for business reasons. We had a house to sell and new living quarters to find in a short period of time. In fact, there were so many problems to iron out that I did not attempt to outline one thing, but turned with my whole heart to God, knowing that we were not demonstrating a material house to be sold or an apartment to be found in a short space of time, but proving that "spiritual ideas unfold as we advance" (Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, p. 361). I went on reasoning that progress is a spiritual demand and therefore every right idea supports it, acknowledging that we already lived in "the house of the Lord," in the consciousness of God's presence.

We left for the new city armed with these two thoughts (Ex. 23:20): "Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared," and (Miscellaneous Writings by Mrs. Eddy, p. 152), "Into His haven of Soul there enters no element of earth to cast out angels, to silence the right intuition which guides you safely home." Could one doubt God's loving care and tender guidance with assurance such as this?

By noontime of the first day after our arrival we had been offered our choice of two apartments, neither of which would be ready for three months. That evening I spoke to the owner of a home advertised in the newspaper, and we learned that it was a beautiful furnished home in the loveliest section of that city, but the rental price was far above what we knew was wise for us to pay. The owner also wanted hired help retained, which would be an added expense. Very lovingly I explained that it was far beyond anything we could afford, but I was asked to telephone the woman again several days later when the advertisement had run out.

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Testimony of Healing
Car sickness, considered hereditary, healed by reading
March 19, 1949

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