Thank you Jesus for letting us love you

A few nights ago, our not-so-little 2-year old, Grace, volunteered to pray for us before dinner. Most of the prayer was pretty standard fare for a 2-year old, but she finished by praying:

Thank you Jesus for letting us love you.

What a beautiful reminder of the privilege it is to not only be loved by God, but that he makes himself available for us to love him in return. It is only because God has torn apart the veil that separated sinful man from himself, that we are able to approach him without fear. It is only because God abides in us that we are capable of true love. And, it is only because God first loved us that we can love him or each other:

We love because he first loved us (1 John 4:19).

So, we Christians can all pray along with Grace and say:

Thank you Jesus for letting us love you.

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