The goodness and power of God the Father – Patristics

“What is good is always present with God who is over all, and . . . it is good to be the Father of such a Son . . . so what is good was never absent from Him, nor was it the Father’s Will to be without the Son, and when He willed He did not lack the power, but having the power and the will to be in the mode in which it seemed good to Him, He also always possessed the Son by reason of His always willing that which is good” (Basil of Caesarea, Contra Eunomium 2.12 [PG 29:593A-B]).