We all need a father. He is the one who should look after his family. A good father is someone we can talk to when we have a problem, someone who loves us whatever happens.
But many people do not have a father living with them. Maybe he has died, maybe he works in another place or has left the family for some reason. Other people are on their own because both their parents have died or gone away. If this happens, it seems as though something is missing in our lives. We do not have someone to turn to. We can feel all alone. There is no-one there to help us or to love us.
The good news is that God is always with us. He wants to be our father. Our own father may still be alive, but may have let us down in some way. But God will never let us down or make us do anything that is bad for us. He wants to be our father and our friend. All we need to do is to ask him.
According to the gospel of Matthew chapter 5, verses 43-45 Jesus said:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your friends, hate your enemies.’ But now I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may become the children of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun to shine on bad and good people alike, and gives rain to those who do good and to those who do evil."