In a restaurant we were next to a large family celebrating a father’s birthday. There were several adopted children from Africa, other special needs children, and grandparents. It was quite a party of thanksgiving and honoring the father. When presents and cards were given, suddenly one of the children, who could barely speak, yelled out for all to hear, “We love you, Daddy!”
We were all moved at the unabashed love of these children for their father. They loved him because of his rescue of and love for these needy ones. This should be the same in our love for our Father in heaven. The Bible says, “We love (God) because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19. nasb).