The Christian calls God “Father” not because he caused us to come into being as did our human parent, but because he chose us. This alone is his single greatest act of grace and mercy toward us — that he chooses, adopts, and elects us to be his own. And how is such grace brought about? Through his Son, his Only Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
“He chose us in him before the foundation of the world” —Ephesians 1:4