There are so many people in this world who don’t have an earthly father or who have fathers who aren’t the kind of man God intended to lead families. When a child’s father disappoints or abandons him, it can be hard for him to feel secure. He may even be bitter or resentful. It can also make it hard for that child to see God as loving, kind, and available. But God is a father who will NEVER abandon us, never discourage us, never mislead us. We become God’s child by accepting Jesus as our Savior. Once His, we have all the security, hope, peace, and joy we need. Beautiful statement of promise, “…I have become your father.” Child of God, remember how much you are loved. (Suggested hymn: “Child in the Manger” by Mary MacDonald.)