My 15 year old had surgery on Monday. I am not of the faint-hearted sort, but watching the nurses prep his veins for the IV, I suddenly got extremely hot. This was my baby they were working on! We were playmates when he was a toddler, with dump trucks in the sand and balls in the back yard.
My love for my children is boundless. Yet, God's love for His children is infinitely greater. Rick Warren says, "God gazes at you with love, because you were His idea." (The Purpose Driven Life p.75) When you feel unlovable, ask God to make Himself real to you. It is His desire to reveal how wide and long and high and deep that love really is. See Ephesians 3:18! That love was displayed when His Son hung on a cross on a very bleak day so long ago. That love triumphed over the grave and will be celebrated every Easter Sunday throughout Eternity.
It's the celebration of a Daddy's pure Love!