My eldest son came to me after taking a shower. He walked up to me and put his arms around me, and said, “I love you, Daddy.” My heart is so warmed by those four words, especially from him, as he is the child with whom I struggle the most. What does that have to do with God?
God wants us to say to him, “I love you.”†
Of course, the argument that comes up that if all God wants is our love, then why does it matter what we call him or how we relate to him? That is a valid, and good, question. Does it matter what I call you? Does matter how I relate to you? Much of the very problems in our world is how we relate to others. How could it not matter what we call God and how we relate to him?