IF quotes are from Amy Carmichael, who was a Protestant Christian missionary that served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.
Just a brief word during the time we celebrate our fathers. God is your Father. Sometimes being a disciple we think of the Lord as our Teacher and Master. True as that is we are never to forget that we follow our Father!
Remember those illustrations about following in your father's footsteps? That's what we do with our Heavenly Father. Paul put it like this in Ephesians 5:1, "Therefore be imitators of God as dear children." Did you catch that, "...as dear children"? We follow our Father's footsteps and learn from Him every day.