I saw this photo on Instagram, posted by the Audubon Society and immediately felt... love. The way the male cardinal sits so proudly and protective behind the female. Did you know cardinals mate for life?
I couldn't help but think about this as how God feels about us!
"For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight, In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship thought Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.