"I walk about with the comfort continually in my heart that I am the Father's favorite child (Matthew 3:17; John 17:23) Am I anything in particular? No.
But I walk about knowing His special care over me in a way that I know it for no other person, and I can allow my soul to rest in no other place.
Knowing this love, I am not surprised by any bereavement, any loss. I am going through the world in company with one who says to me, I am teaching you the love that my Father had for Me -- the love that always looked down upon Me with perfect satisfaction; that is the love I am showing you in a sad and sorrowful world" (III: 301).
-- J. B. Stoney