While I was praying this morning, I asked the Lord, “God, how do you see me. Do you see me as someone you are pleased with? Do you see me as someone you are displeased…”? I felt like God interrupted me with these two words: “As loved.” They were so factual. I instantly understood what He meant, because I have children. My constant overriding thought toward them is love. I experience other emotions in regard to them. Some (most) things they do make me very proud of them. When they experience joys, I rejoice with them. Sometimes I feel a little hurt because I desire more time with them. Sometimes I feel sad for them because I feel they are not making the best choices, or because I see them struggling with weaknesses, but these are side issues. I always love them deeply. That’s the constant. I don’t see them differently, on different days, based on their behavior. I see them as loved! As I thought about this, I felt like the Lord asked me, “Do you think you are a better parent than I am?” Shouldn’t I know how God feels about me? When I doubt it, all I need to do to be reminded is to look at the cross.