Based on the postings so far, it seems like most of us treasure this idea of God as Father. Something inside seems to sigh with relief when we realize that God loves us unconditionally and wants to be in relationship with us.
And yet...there is a tension. God is so much more than we. There is a sense of God's holiness, a reverence and awe that I wonder if we have lost in our desire for a buddy who accepts us.
Is this a tension for you? Is there a moment when you wanted, like Peter, to fall on your knees and say, "go away from me"? Is there a moment when you knew that God was so much more than anything you could comprehend?