One December a number of years ago I was called into...

One December a number of years ago I was called into my employer's office and told that the departments I was managing would be eliminated. I was told there was only enough work to last through March, and that I should seek another job. This was quite frightening, as my wife and I had lived in our new home for only two years. We had two sons in private colleges, and didn't have a bank reserve to depend on for very long.

Although my first reaction was to start looking for a new job as quickly as possible, I realized I needed to approach this problem prayerfully first and then to take whatever steps were appropriate. I was First Reader in our church, and that week my reading for the Wednesday service was on the subject of supply. In the Bible I had found the account of Jesus' feeding a multitude with several loaves of bread and a few fish (see Mark, chap. 6). He proved that when the correct concept of supply is understood clearly in consciousness, provision is attained in human experience.

Science and Health states that "the miracle introduces no disorder, but unfolds the primal order, establishing the Science of God's unchangeable law" (p. 135). Each day was difficult for me, as the date of termination drew near. While I had lunch at my desk, I would write down items of concern. Then with my "mental savings account" of spiritual truths, I was able to replace the error of human thinking with the resolve of spiritual understanding. I constantly withdrew from this account, which had been supplied with experiences and proofs of the healing power of Christian Science.

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I had gone to the dentist for regular checkups ever since I...
October 11, 1993

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