In the beginning, Jesus made the world, and He showed control over all creation when He lived on the earth. One night Jesus and His friends were caught in a huge storm as they sailed across a lake. Jesus’ friends watched in amazement as Jesus calmed the storm. “The men marveled, saying, ‘Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?’ ” (Matthew 8:27). The Creator still reigns over all creation. And this Creator wants to be friends with the people He created.
   As you read in Genesis 1:26, God created us in His image. That means He made us to be like Him in many ways. That’s why we can be His friends and care about Him. But even better is the fact that He cares about us. In Malachi 2:10 we read, “Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us?” In the Bible God calls Himself our Father.
   While some dads are terrific, other dads don’t treat their kids very well. Some kids don’t even see their dads very often.
But God is not like that. The Bible says that “God is love” (1 John 4:8).