Love Before First Sight
Hollywood movie producers know that the romantic notion of “love at first sight” makes for a good love story. In real life, however, it’s nothing more than “attraction at first sight.” Real love requires knowing–not just seeing–a person.
God didn’t love you at first sight, because he actually loved you long before you were born. In fact, He loved you before He created the world. Since before the beginning of time, God knew all about you. He has known all along the kind of person you would be. Even though He has known forever all of your weaknesses, He has loved you from then until now.
Don’t ever think that God loves you because you have decided to love Him. Your love definitely pleases Him, but He is not reciprocating your affection. God has been loving you and awaiting your affection throughout history. Now that’s a love story.
Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.