Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
This wonderful Person--the supreme Ruler of the universe, Creator of all things, the One possessing all power and exalted far above all--He asks me to love Him with all my heart. He tells you and me, "This is what I want from you first of all, more than anything else."
Before time began God decided He wanted to include others in that circle of love. God is always yearning for us and always has been.
For he chose us in Him before the creation of the world.