We are His. Not because of what we did but because of what He did. Not because of who we are but because of who He is. Not because we were righteous but because He is holy. Not because we were good, or perfect, or earned His approval. We are His because He loved us first. Because He is good. Because He is perfect. Because He has chosen to set His affection upon us.

Our response to this magnificent, relentless, perfect love is simply to receive it. To enjoy the fullness of it. To be who we are in Him. To love Him back. That’s our response.