"The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand." John 3:35 KJV

The motivating force in Jesus' life was the Father's love for Him. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world." (John 17:24).

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." (1John 4:18).

Understanding that we are loved completely and unconditionally by the Father produces three vital things in us: It removes all fear from our lives. It releases us to love the Lord with all our heart, no matter what the circumstances may be. It releases us to love people in the same manner that Jesus does. 

Jesus prayed that we would love Him with the same love that the Father has for Him. When we love the Father, we love the things that He loves! He loves us His children and has given us eternal life! He has chosen us and called us to share this life with our neighbours, fellow-workers, family and others. He wants everyone to be with Him in heaven and enjoy life while we are here on earth!