The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 NIV
This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. The love of God is eternal. It is because of His love for us that He created this world for us. Because of His love and patience that He continues to draw us to Him. Don’t resist the magnetic pull of His love. He loved us before we were born, and He continues to love us today. It is His desire that we spend eternity with Him.
He has saved us and called us to a holy life–not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 2 Timothy 1:9 NIV