Moved by God, not paralyzed by fear

A few months after we were married, the aircraft plant where my husband managed a department was shut down. After several months of looking for a position, he finally agreed we should turn to God for help. He asked the aid of a Christian Science practitioner. Within a few days he was offered a new job, but it entailed travel, and he needed a car by Monday when he was to start work. This was a Saturday.

He reported to the practitioner that he had the job but now needed a car. He told her that because of his lengthy unemployment, our resources were exhausted and he had no money. Her response was "What would you do if you had the money?" He replied, "I'd look for a car." And that's what my husband and I did.

After several hours on "auto row," we found a used car that we could buy without a trade-in or penalty payment for not having a car to trade. We were told we could pick it up at five o'clock that afternoon. When we left the dealership, I suggested that we call the practitioner and tell her the good news. But my husband again told her that he didn't have the money.

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Acts of God
April 8, 1996

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