“Princes on earth give themselves titles expressing their greatness, as ‘High and Mighty.’ God might have done so—and expressed himself thus, ‘Our King of glory, our Judge:’ but he gives himself another title, ‘Our Father,’ an expression of love and condescension. That he might encourage us to pray! to him—he represents himself under the sweet notion of a Father. ‘Our Father.’ [Sweet is the name of Father.] The name Jehovah carries majesty in it—the name Father carries mercy in it!”
By Thomas Watson, “Our Father,” www.theoldguys.org/category/adoption.