A mother takes away her son’s playmate because of her own jealousy.
A father throws his son out of his house.
Another mother leaves her child under a shrub in the desert to die.
Some people blame bad parenting for their own behavior or even for their professed inability to relate to God as a Father.
The words of Isaiah (49:15) need to be taken to heart:
Can a mother forget her infant,
be without tenderness for the child of her womb?
Even should she forget,
I will never forget you.
Whether we had or have good parents, bad parents, or mediocre parents, God our Father loves us personally with a parental love that is infinite, eternal, and close at hand.