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Of Good Report

Finding a home with God’s guidance

From the July 2020 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Many years ago I was looking for a new home in a European capital. Within a week I found the perfect house, and the friend who would be sharing it with me was as happy with it as I was. 

I felt God’s hand in this unfoldment, since one of my favorite Bible texts, Psalm 23, is always close to my heart. The last verse promises, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever” (verse 6). Whether I am traveling, enjoying a beautiful home, or moving into a new place, this verse has comforted and helped me so many times.

Early in the negotiations for the house, the thought came to me to ask the real estate agent to arrange a meeting with the current owners. I knew this wasn’t usually done, yet I felt divinely led to make the request. The agent was surprised at first, but since I insisted, he did so.