When Jesus taught us to pray, He began "Our Father in heaven" (Luke 11:2). It is one of many Scriptures that refers to God as a father. I find it interesting that when God wanted us to know what He is, like, He chose to emphasize His fatherhood.

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What do we know about God as our Father? According to Jesus' prayer, we know that our Father in heaven is available and attentive to us. It is also clear that He provides for us. He forgives us and protects us from evil.

What a wonderful pattern for fathers who are not in heaven! Granted, there is only one perfect Father in the universe, however, as such He sets the pace for the rest of us less-than-perfect fathers.


What about those who did not get a dad who met those needs? Take heart in the fact that if you have been redeemed through Jesus you have a perfect heavenly Father and He is the best Father of all. The heavenly Father's arms never tire of holding His children.

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