Life can be challenging. Sometimes we may feel we’d like an army to help us fight our battles. At other times we may wish we could curl up in our mother’s arms. I have felt both ways at times, and have found in God the army and the Mother’s arms that I needed. From childhood I have known the protection and comfort that God, divine Life, Truth, and Love, gives His children.
My father and other relatives served as officers in our country’s army. Perhaps that gave me a special trust in and respect for the idea of armed forces prepared to protect and advance the cause of good. Both my father and mother expressed strength and intelligence, as well as tenderness and affection. While they were there to protect and care for me as I grew up, they also helped me learn that God is my eternal Father-Mother.
Through my attendance at Christian Science Sunday School and Wednesday testimony meetings at church, and my daily study and practice of Christian Science, I felt equipped to turn to God for protection, guidance, and healing, and I had many occasions to do so. Numerous times I felt the strong and tender care of angels.