One of the most difficult things for me to believe growing up as a Christian was that God truly loved me. Rather, much of my Christian life was lived with the sense that I could never be lovable to God.
Upon reading those words, peace seemed to flow down into me, and hope awakened as those words pierced my heart with their undeniable truth. I knew at that moment God was speaking to me through those words. The door of my heart was flung open once again, and light and hope came flooding in.