Finding Mother

In a very old issue of the Christian Science Sentinel, one writer spoke of how when she found Christian Science, she found something she had been looking for all her life: Mother Love. She found it in God.

Even those who have never known the love of a mother can discover for themselves how wonderful God’s love feels. While I had known much mothering love in my life, I wanted to ask the writer, “How did you do this? What did you find?” I was not raised by my mother and felt she had abandoned me. “What is a mother like?” I wondered.

The Bible assures us, “As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you” (Isaiah 66:13). And Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, writes this about divine Love, or God, in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man” (p. 256). Further, I had read all the articles I could find in the Christian Science periodicals about God as Mother. Yet a deep understanding or feeling of this divine motherhood eluded me.

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