According to the United Nations, there are about 147 million orphans in the world today. Without an understanding of an earthly father, how will they ever comprehend a heavenly Father? Even among those children with fathers, abuse, neglect and absenteeism often taint their concept of a father.
One of God’s most common names for himself is “Father.” What a privilege it is to have the ability, even the right, to approach him as our Father.
God takes the needs of orphans quite seriously.