Today's verses are John 17:25,26: "O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me.  I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them." My child, do you see how I end this prayer?  I call the one who sent me, "O righteous Father."  He is righteous.  He is just.  He is perfect in every possible.  As I imminently face betrayal and an unjust arrest, I remind myself, and you, that my Father is perfect justice.  Nothing escapes his perfect righteousness.  He judges perfectly in all cases.

Notice too that I call him "Father."  He is.  In the Old Testament, seldom is God called "Father."  It is I who mostly reveal this to my followers.  Constantly, I cried out to him as Father, once even calling him "Abba, Daddy."  It is the most intimate expression of a human child toward his father.  But that is how I want you to know your Creator.  I wanted you to see him as your Daddy, your loving, intimate, caring Daddy.

The world does not know my Father in heaven as Daddy.  But I know him that way.  As my followers come to know the true nature of my Father in heaven, my Daddy, they know that he truly did send me to earth.

I made known to them my Father's name.  His name means his character.  I have made known the true character of my Daddy in heaven.  Through me, all people on earth can see his true character and nature.

Especially, you can see his love for me.  Then you will desire this love to dwell in your heart through me.  As his love perfectly indwells me, my love then perfectly indwells you.  That means the Father's perfect, righteous love is in you, with you, for all your life.

My Father made a similar promise to his chosen people, the Jews.  He gave them the Law at Mount Sinai, then came to dwell in their midst through the tabernacle as they marched toward the Promised Land.  He often assured them that he was with them, being their rear guard and going before them.

But now, through me, he promises not only to be with you, your rear and front guard, but in you.  Perfect love from heaven, through me, now lives inside you.

My child, that means that no matter what you face today I am with you, in you, us facing the difficulty together.  You plus me equals a majority!  It means you can face anything today with the supernatural love of my Daddy in heaven facing it with you.

Do not be afraid of anything.  Do not be anxious about anything.  I am with you.  I dwell in you. I am your very present help in times of trouble.  I am your strength and shield.  I am your advocate and your protector.  I am your front and rear guard.  I am your closest friend.

I love you.

You can trust me today.

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