In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:19
We love him, because he first loved us.
Have you stopped to consider the love of God lately? His love is simply amazing! As I ponder the love of God, I have to ask, "Who am I that God would love?" Prior to a relationship with Christ, I really didn't know love. Long before I ever realized my need for Christ, long before I ever accepted Him as my Savior, He loved me.
No greater love has ever been known than the love of God. He manifested, or revealed, His love to us by sending His only begotten Son to die for our sin, so that we might have life in Him. God loved us enough to send Christ as the propitiation for our sin. That means Christ came as "the payment, as an appeasement for sin, as the Sacrifice that fully satisifed the righteous demands of God."
Were it not for the love of God and the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, we would all yet be hopelessly lost. We would still be alienated from God and condemned by our sin. We cannot possibly comprehend the fulness of God's love, but I am certainly thankful for it!
We are also reminded that we love God only because He first loved us. Had God not shown His love, in the sending of His Son, it would be impossible for us to love God. We love Him becuase He first loved us.
Aren't you glad that God loved us even though He knew us? He knew our sin; He knew our failures; He knew that even after we were saved that we would still have moments that we give into the temptations of the flesh and sin, and yet He still loved us. In fact, He continues to love us! The God of heaven who is Self-existent and dependent on no one or nothing loved me and He loved you. That surely ought to create an attitude of worship within us. I pray that we will attend His house tomorrow reminded of His love and possess a genuine desire to return that love through our unhindered worship. We could never love as He loves or repay Him for what we received through His love, but we can offer our love to Him in worship. That would be pleasing to our Lord. Don't you want to please Him after all He has done for you? Worship Him and make Him the priority of your life!