The Bible uses a number of different terms to convey the tender sense of God's love, which is a central point in its teachings.
Christ Jesus spoke of God as Father and Shepherd, and the book of Isaiah represents God as saying, ``As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you.''1 Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, uses the term Father-Mother for God, not to change His nature but to describe it more meaningfully. This term shows that the divine nature includes qualities we associate with both fatherhood and motherhood, such as wisdom and love.
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