O the height, the depth, the length and breadth of this love, that brought the King of glory from his throne, to die for such rebels as we are.
— George Whitefield
Incomprehensible and immutable is the love of God. For it was not after we were reconciled to Him by the blood of His Son that He began to love us, but He loved us before the foundation of the world, that with His only begotten Son we too might be sons of God before we were anything at all.
— Augustine of Hippo