I noticed the words He said to the hypocritical ruler: Luke 13:16 "And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?" ...being a daughter of Abraham...whom Satan has bound... be loosed. So much love for mankind is portrayed in this sketch of Luke's. Jesus cared so deeply for those around Him. And, I noticed that His enemies were all ashamed after He rebuked them, because the people rejoiced at the things He said.
But, at the point Jesus called the healed, loosed woman, "a daughter of Abraham," my heart makes a mad dash through the New Testament, charges over to where John heard a voice from heaven proclaiming,
Revelation 21:3-4 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
...and falls among the words of Jesus on the throne... Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Here you have it all...the climax of Scripture...the home of every heart... a pool of love where the heart of mankind swims in God's Divine love and acceptance. Here I see that...like that daughter of Abraham... God sees me as His child. He whom God cherished is loved indeed. This agape love is the source of God's grace and provision for His children. It is this love that causes Jesus to say... ought not this woman... to be loosed...? It is this Divine care that merits us everything that God bestows. We are entitled... entitled by right of birth into His family.
1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God..."