"...for the Father Himself [tenderly] loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from the Father." John 16:27 AMP.
How great the Father's love for us. His love for us isn't based on anything we have done or will do. His love for us is purely UNCONDITIONAL.
These scriptures throw more light on His great love for us "Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to willingly give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a good man [one who is noble and selfless and worthy] someone might even dare to die
But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Rom 5:7-8 AMP
While we were enemies with God, He sent His well-beloved Son to die for us so that we might spend eternity with Him. He loves us dearly that He made us in His likeness and image and has called us His very own children.
How great is His love for us. We are no longer slaves but children of the Most High! We have an inheritance, we have eternal life.
And He has made it very simple to become His child; just believe on the One whom he sent... Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
He forsook His only Child on the Cross that we might not be forsaken.
"For God SO loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that who soever believes on Him, shouldn't perish but have eternal life" John 3:16
He gave up His most prized possession in the whole universe so we could fellowship with Him.
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn the Jer 31:3
Note the tense used in this scripture... I have loved thee'' There is nothing we will do or we have done that can undo His great love for you and I.
I guess Paul had an understanding of Jer 31:3 that's why he wrote "Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Rom 8:39
His great love for us was manifested in the death of His Only Son.
As you go through life, each day remember that you are greatly loved and valued by your Heavenly Father. Let that give you the confidence to walk thru life's challenges.
GOD TENDERLY LOVES YOU!