Hymn 207 and finding Mom

For the early part of my life, I was really seeking a strong sense of family. I lacked a meaningful and fulfilling relationship with my mother, and I wanted to feel embraced by her.

My parents divorced when I was young, and I felt very distant from my mother. Worse, I felt unloved. As a teen I behaved as though I did not care about our relationship. This wasn’t true, but it was just very hard for me to let go of the many instances in which I blamed my mother for behavior that I thought was inconsistent with a loving mom. 

As I grew up in a Christian Science Sunday School, I was gaining an understanding of God as Love. I was also learning how, through studying the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, I could connect with God as a Father and Mother. This would prove to be a very valuable lesson. Throughout this time I was learning more about the true nature of love and the divine Parent. I was gaining a clear sense that God was my Parent and I could rely on my spiritually perfect Mother-Father God. Hymn 207 from the Christian Science Hymnal was very helpful. Here’s the first verse: 

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