We thank You, Lord, that "Your Kingdom has come near to us" (Luke 10:9). Jesus has come near to us. He brings Your Kingdom to us. We don't raise ourselves up. You raise us up. Your love has come down to us. It's Your love that lifts us up - out of our earthbound way of thinking and living, into a new life that is being shaped by Your Kingdom, the Kingdom of love, the greatest love of all, eternal love.