God is not just an Almighty Power, nor just a Cosmic Energy that sustains the universe. He doesn’t exist as an angry, judgmental Deity whose sole purpose is doling out condemnation. He is not an extraterrestrial Circus Master who gets His jollies by making lesser beings jump through religious hoops.
The Incarnation, the Life demonstrated, the Death suffered and the Resurrection from the grave that Jesus experienced declares that God is a Person. That Person is unashamedly a Father who put forth a Son to bear the Family Name, accurately represent the Father and transact the Family Business.
The Son came to show us the Father because THAT is HOW God DESIRES to BE KNOWN and coming to know Him as such is how we enter into the fullness of His Life!
And this is the real and eternal life:
That they know you,
The one and only true God,
And Jesus Christ, whom you sent.
I glorified you on earth
By completing down to the last detail
What you assigned me to do.
Righteous Father, the world has never known you,
But I have known you, and these disciples know
That you sent me on this mission.
I have made your very being known to them—
Who you are and what you do—
And continue to make it known,
So that your love for me
Might be in them
Exactly as I am in them.
~ John 17; MSG