The child of God's care

When anyone in our family really needs help, God is the place to turn.

While I was in college, I felt that my relationship to God was not what it should be. So I set out to learn about different religions, and during this search I was introduced to Christian Science. I felt this was the theology that best clarified and expanded upon my own intuitive belief that God must be entirely loving and invariable, not influenced by man but rather man's only perfect influence and source. The writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, opened my eyes to the practicality of understanding more about the nature of God—about His goodness, His unswerving love for His children, and His absolute power over all creation.

One of the first eye-openers for me in my study of Christian Science was Mrs. Eddy's reference to God as Father-Mother. This delightful concept of God as both Father and Mother to His children gave me a sense of His perfect ability to care for me in every way. God, our Father, has power and strength, authority and tender love; but God is Mother to us, too, comforting, nourishing, and teaching us. And what does God need in order to be Father-Mother? Offspring! And that is our privileged position—to be the children of God.

In next week's Sentinel—
March 22, 1993

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