A wonderful thing about the truth is that it is the same regardless of how it is approached. Whether from the left, the right, the front, or behind, the end conclusion--the truth--is always the same. Most of my posts approach Providence from the worldly perspective but last week I had a thought that came from the other direction. No matter what we do, God loves us. He knows have sinned. He knows we will sin. He knows we are sinning. He knows we take his name in vain and sometimes even use it with the wrong four letter words. He knows we put him behind other things (like football) at times, He knows when we skimp on our giving. But none of it makes a difference to Him. He still loves us.
As children we find our parents to be unfair and oppressive. When are certain that when we have our own life, and especially our own children, that we won't be like they were to us. The reality of it is that we try to ignore our own parents when as grandparents they laugh at us because our kids are the same as we are. We love our children no matter how hard we discipline them. No matter what they did. No matter what they are going to do. No matter what they are doing right now. Even if our blood boils with anger or we lash out yelling or taking away toys (like cellphones). Regardless, we still love them more than our own lives.