16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
-As I’ve looked inside myself over time I have found many worthwhile qualities- zeal, diligence, compassion, integrity. (I’ve probably found even more bad things, but I’ll forego mentioning those) But even with any “good” I’ve found and maybe even more good that I’ll discover in the future, I’ve never found a single thing that explains why God loves me. God’s love defies understanding and reason. Logic dictates that God would have been better off all around if He’d simply forgotten about us and left us to die. But God didn’t do that; rather, He chose to bear the awful burden of sin and save us because… I don’t know how to finish that sentence. He did it just because He loves us that much.