You may have had a runaway father, or a father who never supported you, or gave you rights to his access and authority, but this does not define God’s fatherhood. He is the author of fatherhood, and His is born out of love. It’s love that goes beyond natural comprehension. It is love that is divine.
Every New Creation in Christ Jesus has been begotten of God, and we are to be conformed to the image of Christ, since He is the first born, the first begotten of the dead. Oh! Indeed “what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1) It is extreme to the common mind to think that one is called a child of God, and has a status of sonship. Many believing Christians are like the first son in the Parable of the lost son, who cringed at the celebration of his brother’s return, his father’s response is God’s heart cry towards his children today, He says “Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.”