Being a parent has taught me more about God than anything that I have ever experienced in my life. The fact that the Bible says we can call God, Abba Father - Romans 8:15 and Galatians 4:6, means that we should see parallels between us and God and us and our children.
My daughter, Bonnie, says when she wants me or my wife really badly, "I need you!" . She says it in her most gentle and loving voice with just a hint of a pout. And it makes my heart melt. She usually clings real close and puts here face close into your neck. Ok, maybe she may be a little spoiled but who can resist. She is so sincere and so much needing my attention and love.
Of course my boys do it a little differently. My oldest says he wants us to spend more family time together. My youngest son says he wants to get up in my lap and sit with me. They all need me.
I thought about that last night. I don't often enough come to God, my Father, and simply say, "I need you!" I don't bury my face in Him and cling to Him, and I know that he wants that.