Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. (Ephesians 1:4 NLT)
We were chosen before the earth was formed. We were created to be loved by God. God used parental love, the highest form of earthly love, to describe the nature of His love. Every father and mother knows what it is to love their children. God loves us with the tender compassions of a parent towards their children. Nothing can replace the tenderness and concern of God for his children in a stronger light than that of a parent.
When you read the creation story in Genesis you can see the love that was poured out on this world in preparing it for the expected children. It was like when expecting parents prepare the nursey getting the room ready for their first child. They paint the walls. Put up cute pictures. They buy diapers, clothing, and toys in anticipation for the arrival of their new little one. God did the same thing when He created the heavens and hung the sun, moon, and stars in the sky. He separated the water from the land. He carpeted the land with grass, trees, and flowers. He prepared special trees and plants to provide a varity of food for the anticipated couple. He created animals, fish in the sea, and birds in the air for their pleasure. When all was ready, He created Adam and then Eve. Then He set aside their first full day of life to be a weekly celebration of their birth and the creation of the world. A day set aside to spend quality time with their creator.
God loves you like crazy!