There are two sorts of relationship: Face-to-face. And back-to-back.
I could be interested in what I can get from you.
Then we are back-to-back.
Or I could be interested in you.
Then we are face-to-face.
Even if I cared for you because I love the way you are, we are still not face-to-face. Because the-way-you-are is not you.
Even if I cared for you because you are my parent or my child, we are still not truly face-to-face. Because there is more to you than being a parent or a child.
If so, only with the One who knows you before you were formed in your mother’s womb, you at your most essential core, and chooses you there — only with your Creator can you stand truly face-to-face.
Only His love is real, and the love of those who love those who their Creator loves.