"To call God “Father” means, then, that he is near to us, intimately concerned with us, fond of us, even crazy about us. He is not the distant, clockmaker God of Thomas Jefferson and the Deists. This aloof God of the philosophers created the world to run by virtue of its own natural laws so that he could withdraw and occupy himself with more interesting pursuits." (Webpage: What Does it Mean to Call God “Father”? by MARCELLINO D'AMBROSIO, Ph.D.) On the other hand, God our Father allows us to suffer adversities in life because this is the way he corrects our misdeeds and teaches us to follows his ways.

Oh, my Father I love you. I know you have only one eternal Son, but more than eighty years ago my mother and father brought me to the church to be reborn in water and Spirit. No one can truly call you Father except by the power of the Spirit of your Son dwelling in our hearts. Your Son has taught me to pray, "Our Father who art heaven, hallowed be they name" because in so doing we give glory to you. As your Son always prayed to you, so must I turn to you every day You to care for my needs of soul and body. I cherish in my heart the words of the apostle John in whose words I see your promise of eternal life with the Father.

"See what love the Father has bestowed on us
that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are.
The reason the world does not know us is
that it did not know him.

Beloved, we are God’s children now;
what we shall be has not yet been revealed.
We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him,
for we shall see him as he is."
(1Jn 3:1-2)

And now we sing with Bro. Alphonsus Mary: Please click title to join in--

Father, we thank Thee who hast planted
Thy holy name within our hearts.
Knowledge and faith and life immortal
Jesus, Thy Son, to us imparts.

Thou, Lord, didst make all for Thy pleasure,
Didst give us food for all our days,
Giving in Christ the Bread eternal;
Thine is the pow'r, be Thine the praise.

7. The Father's Love Allows Evil