As Isaiah wrote, “A little child shall lead them.” How true!
Consider the way children treat their artwork. (I watched this for years as a teacher.) You can see just how much they prize it. They get upset if something happens to it or if someone makes fun of it. This is only natural since all true art is self expression.
So why do we think God doesn’t love us? We are made in God’s image and likeness. “I have called you by name: you are mine.” Isaiah 49
Knowing that God loves us empowers us to love others, as does the love that pours into our hearts through the living Spirit of God. God is Love and God is in each of us. This is the Kingdom, the power of God’s life and love in the world.