Related to God, once removed

Then you will ask in my name. I’m not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf, for the Father himself loves you dearly because you love me and believe that I came from God. Jn 16:26

Jesus was all about His Father. Jesus wanted His friends to know His Father and experience His love directly. The only relationship the disciples had with the Father was through reading about Him in scripture and seeking atonement through priests via sacrificial offerings according to the law. Jesus explains that redemption removes any necessity for a mediator, even Jesus Himself.

Father, I’m so glad I get to have You for a dad. Jesus, thank you for removing everything that separated us.