Deuteronomy 7:7-8 says, “The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you…”
This was written about Israel. Deuteronomy 32:10 says, “He found him in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept his as the apple of His eye.”
As you read Jeremiah 31:3, insert your name. It says, “…Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
We were without hope. We were spiritually dead. We were bound and held captive with no way to escape. “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).” (Ephesians 2:4-5).
1 John 4:8 says, “…God is love.” That is the very core of His entire being. Verse 19 says, “We love Him because He first loved us.” His love for us was before ~ no effort on our part. The Father drew us to the One Who died for us. He put His hand on the latch of the door to our heart. He captured us by inserting a yearning in our heart to respond.