God is love and He continues to love us, even with all our flaws. Think of this: A painting, even a damaged one, is worth millions if it’s created by a great artist. – God doesn’t love us because we are lovable. He loves us because it’s his nature is to love. Love is who God is; love is God’s DNA. God is love and He loves us because He has chosen to do so; He loves you because He has chosen you. You are chosen, not by chance, not by number, not by birth right or nationality; you were chosen by name. Isaiah wrote: ‘The LORD called me before my birth; from within the womb he called me by name.’

God calls us by name. David Watson used to say: ‘God does not call us by number… ‘Come in number 456789, we have a personal interest in you!’ He calls us by name. God said to Jeremiah (chapter 1v5): Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.

‘Just as He knew Jeremiah, God knew you, long before you were born or even conceived. He thought about you and He planned for you. In fact, God thinks of you all the time. He has always thought of you as valuable and He has a purpose in mind for you.’