Parenthood, perhaps, is the closest we get to loving in a divine way–love that wakes you up in the night to feed a baby, or keeps you up to wait for an after-curfew teenager, love given freely, love given even when it is not appreciated. When we pray “Father” we surrender to the life-altering fact that we are loved by God in this same way! We are not defined by our hurts. Our lives are love stories. “May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, long, high and deep His love really is.” (Ephesians 3:17-18) Dear friend, today as you pray, will you sink your roots deeper and deeper into the soil of God’s love? Will you open your heart to the concern and help of a perfect Father?