All earthly fathers are imperfect fathers. Ultimately, only the heavenly Father can satisfy our father-hunger. Therefore, if we get the doctrine of the Fatherhood of God wrong, then all else is wrong. We begin our profession of faith with “I believe in God the Father Almighty…” Christocentric worship should always lead us to the Father. That is the work of Christ the Son, to bring us back to the Father. If we have seen Him, we have seen the Father. No man comes to the Father, but by Him.
The Father-God of the Bible is not a sweet, feminized, absentee deity. He is the Father of fathers. He is the patriarch. “For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named” (Eph. 3:14-15). Thus, we start the first day of every new week by gathering around the family Table and being fed by our Father. The Lord’s Table is the archetype of our family tables. Since the Lord’s Table is where hungry children are fed by their heavenly Father, so too, we must gather our families around our tables and fed them.