I have a 2-year old daughter, Oluwatofunmi, who is loved unconditionally by me. Even if she offends me, I will not hesitate to die in her stead if need be. My expectation is that because she is loved unconditionally, she will not want to hurt me even though she is free to hurt or annoy me. It would give me the utmost satisfaction to see her love me in return, because really, I want to be loved. I am happier when I am loved in return, even though my love is unconditional.
God is creator who has chosen to be my father and is the one from whom my fatherliness originates. According to A.W. Tozer in The Pursuit of God, “You and I are in little (our sins excepted) what God is in large.” He is more a father than I can ever be and I get a sense that my 2-year old daughter loves to be my daughter. I see how she runs towards me when I pick her up at Daycare so I know she is not ashamed of me in public. I want to be like that with God. I think he is worthy of being seen with.