When I returned home after the Second World War, during...

When I returned home after the Second World War, during which time I had experienced divine Love's protection and guidance, I prayed to be led to a position from which I could serve mankind in an effective and practical way. I had been an art director in an advertising agency before the war, but I did not want to go back to the same type of work, although it had provided a good income for my family.

While praying about the situation, I turned to this statement in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy: "Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds."

Before long I felt prompted to register with a professional art organization. A number of positions were soon offered. However, I held out for the ideal that I envisioned in my desire, and I continued to trust in divine Love.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

February 19, 1990

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.