By Golly!

For the Father himself loveth you– John 16:27. Well, by golly, the Creator of the universe not only loves you, but He is called by Jesus, the Father ─ Who loves you ─ WOW! In the Greek Text the words the Father represent His loving relationship with His beloved; that is the Father’s relationship that He has with Jesus and is also the same relationship our heavenly Father desires to have with you and me on a daily basis. The word Father refers to a personal relationship that is warmly nurtured as it grows in the light of spiritual love, a special type of love known, felt, and intimately shared between the Father and His own children. With this very personal relationship, Jesus received answers to his prayers because he believed that his Father not only heard him when he prayed (John 11:42), but that his Father also loved him unconditionally (John 3:35) ― what a confidence-builder, and we may stand with this same confidence before our loving Father. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us– I John 5:14.” ~LMJ~