After I put my condominium up for sale, an unusually long time passed with little interest shown by buyers. As a Christian, I was trusting God to direct every aspect of my life, including this sale. Why wasn’t there any buying activity? In praying about this, my attention was draw to a statement by Mary Baker Eddy in her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. She wrote:
"All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all"
If this is true, I reasoned, then this isn’t a case of a human with a physical structure to sell needing another human to buy it. Instead, this condominium must be a manifestation or expression of the divine Mind, God. Because God is perfect good, as an expression of God, the condominium must include qualities of home such as utility, beauty, security. The divine Mind wouldn’t conceive of an incomplete idea that had no purpose in His creation. With this new insight, my prayers changed from asking God to send me a seller to confident trust that this condominium was part of a God’s divine plan and that its purpose and ownership would be directed according to God’s design.
Soon, a neighbor called to ask if I would consider renting for a couple of months to his adult son who was starting a new business and needed a place to work from. I knew this young man and his family and I was delighted to help out. Due to a number of unforeseen circumstances, including a statewide lockdown in response to the Covid pandemic, his two months of occupancy turned into 10 months. The family was blessed by having the young man nearby when a crisis occurred. I was blessed by having someone clean and maintain the unit as well as receiving some income to cover expenses.
Just a few weeks after the young man told me that he was ready to move on, I received an offer to purchase the property. The sale closed two weeks after the young man left. I am grateful that the property sold and to have been able to provide a temporary home to this young man, but most of all, I am grateful to have this lesson that “All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation”.