• Focusing on the way God loves us in this verse, seems an infinitely more profound way of communicating the depth of His love. We must consider the reality that in order to redeem mankind, who had made themselves God's enemies, his very Son was required as substitute. That's like a parent giving his or her only child's life to save the lives of soldiers from an invading enemy nation, intent on destruction. When our eyes are opened to that kind of unfathomable love, it should stir something in us. God's love for us is deeper than words, it was spoken through selfless action and is further communicated through His adoption of us. (Ephesians 1:5). The beautiful gift of our salvation is a story wrought with absolute love. Through the sacrifice made upon the cross we are reconciled back to our rightful place as sons and daughters of God; and this place is one that cannot be taken from us. (Romans 8: 38-39). Our place of dependence here is as God's dearly beloved children.