After I had lived with my sister...

After I had lived with my sister and her family for many years, her husband retired, and the house they removed to was smaller. Therefore, I was obliged to find rooms elsewhere. My thoughts were very disturbed, but I replaced them with calm and trustful ones, knowing that the Father does care for His children. I was sure that there was a peaceful place for me.

Previous to leaving my sister's home, I had been reading an article in the Sentinel of August 23, 1952, entitled "A place prepared of God." The writer mentioned this passage in Revelation (12:6): "And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God." He also said it would be helpful to read the spiritual definition of wilderness on page 597 of the Glossary of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. As I studied this definition and became more loving I was sure that divine Love would provide a place where I should find congenial company and where I could make myself useful. So it proved, for a few days afterwards I was offered a room in a Christian Science House (residential), where I can be of service to others.

I should like to tell of a healing of great weariness. Whilst on a visit to the home of a relative, I offered to relieve her of a certain household duty. Soon after I had started to work, weariness overcame me, and I could not proceed with the duty. As I prayed to know what I should do, the answer came, "Get the Christian Science Hymnal." This I did, and I opened it to the hymn which begins, "My God, my Father, make me strong" No. 190). When I came to these words in the third verse, "Thine is the call and Thine the care," I realized clearly that it was God's call which had prompted my offer to help my relative and that it was His care, not mine, which would enable me to finish the work.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with humble gratitude that...
August 6, 1955

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