Our Father-Mother God

The quality of the love of human parents for their children gives an inkling of what divine Love must be. And to think of God as our Parent brings to human consciousness some understanding of the great tenderness of our Father-Mother God. Jesus emphasized the fatherhood of God and His providence for His creation. He tells us in his incomparable Sermon on the Mount, "Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him." Would any human father, worthy the name, anticipating his children's needs, fail to supply them, if he could see his way clearly to do so? Then may we not be quite sure that God, who includes in Himself all substance, has all man's needs provided, even before we ourselves become aware of them? Jesus asks, further, in the Sermon on the Mount, "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"

Since it is a fact that all man's needs are provided by God, his all-wise loving Parent, why do we so often fail to recognize these blessings? On page 332 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy says, "Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation." Perhaps our failure to recognize the tender relationship of our Father-Mother God is due to the fact that we forget this relationship is between Him and His spiritual creation, and so are apt too earnestly to seek temporal blessings for a mortal selfhood. Instead of putting off this belief in a material selfhood, we strive to win for it the recognition and blessing which, the Bible assures us, God has provided for His children.

"His compassions fail not"
May 15, 1926

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