Some years ago I came to understand, in a tangible way, the meaning of this quote from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need” (p. 494). This occurred during a time when, to my great dismay, the friend who owned the house I was renting—which she had intended to rent out to me long-term—needed to sell it because she was having financial difficulties.
It was March. My two little girls and I had to be out of the house by July 1. I was a widow at the time, with a modest income, and I had just finished decorating this house. We had been living on the same street for six years. We liked everything about this friendly neighborhood, where there were a lot of children and we were a five-minute walk from the school.
I had only been studying Christian Science for a short time, but I knew that divine Love would meet our need. However, at first, I spent more time looking for a new apartment in the classified ads in the newspaper than turning to God for a solution through prayer. Over the following weeks I began to accept that there was a shortage of rental properties and that the rising cost of rent was becoming a real obstacle.