Today at church, we were interviewing each of the Primary kids in preparation for our annual Primary Program. We asked pretty standard questions, and mostly got standard responses--except for one darling little 4 year old girl. When we asked her "How do you know Heavenly Father loves you?" She said (very matter-of-factly) "Because I'm his princess!".
Awww! So cute!
And I was thinking about how that is the way a 4 year old sees herself, and how full of infinite possibilities she is--and then it hit me!
THAT IS THE CORRECT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION.
Big girls (like me) tend to think its because we're nice, or give service, or remembered to exercise or not swear at the neighbor this week. Nope. He loves us, because we are--literally--Daughters of God. Divine Princesses. And nothing we do--or don't do--will remove that divine potential from us.