Don’t you love children? Years ago I heard a story about a little girl who, during a lightning storm, was running from window to window smiling widely at the sky.
Her mother said, “Rebecca, what are you doing?”
“I am smiling out the window!”
“Why in heaven’s name are you doing that?”
“Look at the flashes, Mom! God’s taking my picture!”
I am not sure that God was taking Rebecca’s picture. I don’t know that God needs a picture. He can always see us.
But I do believe that God has a heart that loves like a father, like a mother, like a grandfather, like a grandmother. He loves us as children. In an indirect way, Matthew 18:1-6 addresses this kind of love in God’s heart.