Good Morning!! My children have taught me a lot about the love of Jesus by NOT doing what I ask them to do. When they complain about picking up their dirty clothes and cleaning up their messes, I ask myself, “If they love me why won’t they do what I ask them to do?” I understand now how Jesus must feel about us. As a mother, I would lay down my life for my children and will defend them no matter what, even if they were found to be wrong. That is exactly how Jesus feels about you and me. He DID lay down his life for us because He saw all the wrong that we do, and our helplessness to make up for it. GOD DEFENDS and FORGIVES me, even when I’m wrong. He loves me anyway, just like I do with my Children. I understand the sadness I must give Him when I don’t do as He asks. I want to do what is right JUST BECAUSE I LOVE HIM. Joy Unspeakable!!Love You.