A time came that I became a widow and it was necessary for...

A time came that I became a widow and it was necessary for me to seek employment. There seemed to be obstacles in my path, however. There were job interviews, all ending with my being told I was overqualified or underqualified, or some other negative response. The company I desired employment with had a policy of hiring no one over thirty, and I was past that.

Yet I realized that God did not know me as young or old, over- or underqualified, but as His constant, ageless reflection. In Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy we read that "matter can make no conditions for man" (p. 120). Also, on page 454 we are assured: "Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way" and "Patience must 'have her perfect work.'" In praying with these spiritual truths I knew that God was truly in control.

My days were spent pondering these citations and reaffirming God's government of all. I knew that I was employed right now, humbly, obediently, patiently serving God. In two weeks' time I had a job, and I was very happy with my new position.

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September 22, 1986

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