When both Old and New Testament writers wanted to describe the love of God for people, they often used family images....
•God as nursing, nurturing mother (Is 49:15; 66:12-13; Hos 11:1-4)
•God as father (Ex 4:22-23; Jer 31:9)
•King as God's son/adoptive son (2 Sam 7:14; Ps 2:7)
•Believers as children/adopted children of God (Mt 5:9; Rom 8:14-16; Gal 4:1-7)
•God as faithful husband (Hos 1-4)
•Christ as "firstborn among many brethren" (Rom 8:29 KJv)
Diana Garland, Family Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide, Loc, 1170, Kindle