In the book of Romans there is a reference to God as "Abba"-- a term of endearment to a father----like our papa or daddy. God is the original lover of family, and has an amazing heart for His people---like a groom for the bride. The Jewish marriage tradition includes first a betrothal---then the man goes back to his father's house to add on a room or two to bring his new wife to after the wedding. The husband returns to claim his bride and then take her to their new home.
If you have ever read the book of John---that story should sound familiar---Jesus told us He was going away to prepare a place for us---in His father's house there are many mansions----and He would return to claim His bride and take us to our new home.
We believers are the Bride--and Jesus is our bridegroom.
Thank You Father for your great love for us---Your family!