“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,” ~ Ephesians 2:8
There aren't many perks to being physically disabled. With a few exceptions, I pretty much have to depend on the kindness of others for everything I need and want. I need to be fed, bathed, shaved, cleaned after evacuating my bowels, etc.…. Yet, in a way, that's a perk, because it lets me see people for who they are.
As they work in earnest to clean me and/or alleviate my pain, I can’t help but love them. When I tell them so, they tell me they love me too. For a split second I wonder why. What about me makes me worthy of their love?
Then I realize, their love for me has nothing to do with me, but is a reflection of them and their compassion.
I imagine it’s the same way with God. There's nothing we can do to EARN God’s love. God loves us because He’s a gracious and compassionate God, not because of anything we’ve done. While this means we can't earn God's love, I suppose it means we can't lose it either.