I feel very fortunate to have grown up in a home where Christian Science...

I feel very fortunate to have grown up in a home where Christian Science was practiced. I am also very grateful to have had the opportunity to attend a Christian Science Sunday School, where loving teachers helped me gain an understanding of God and man. The strong spiritual foundation in Christian Science that I received as a young person has made it natural for me to turn to God for help in times of distress, and there has always been a satisfying answer to my prayer.

Within the past few years two experiences in finding employment have made me very aware of the love and care that the Father has for His children. I had taught school in a suburb of a large city for nine years and was very happy with my position. Then one winter my husband and I agreed he should accept a new position in a small city quite far from where we were living. At the end of the school year I joined him and promptly submitted an application to teach in the local school district.

To my dismay I was told there were no openings and they did not expect any. I had always been employed as a teacher, and now I became fearful about finding another type of job. I sent résumés and applications to a number of other places. But I soon realized that I had to put aside my desires and let God, divine Mind, lead me to the proper place for me. These words from one of Mrs. Eddy's poems came to mind (Poems, p. 13): "Father, where Thine own children are, / I love to be."

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December 17, 1984

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