For better or worse, our view of our earthly father will often influence our view of our Heavenly Father (how convicting for us fathers, but that’s another message for another day . . .). Today’s passage explores some of the positive similarities that exist between earthly fathers and our Heavenly Father. We serve a Father who wants to give, who intends to provide what is best for us, and who longs for us to get along with our siblings. Yet for all of the similarities He shares with our earthly fathers, our Heavenly Father explodes many of our predetermined constructs. For one thing, He is both good AND sovereign. That means He is capable of providing for all of our needs from His limitless supply. What a privilege to call Him Father!