Why does God love me?

Could we with ink the oceans fill and were the skies of parchment made and every stalk on earth quill and every man a scribe by trade, to write the love of God above would drain the oceans dry, nor could that scroll contain the whole though stretched from sky to sky. --Scribbled on an asylum wall

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

I often think about the love of God and wonder what would cause Him to love a wretch such as I. Was it my blood line? Was it my looks? Was it my pedigree? Was it my education? What exactly caused Him to love ME?

Then I am reminded of Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” It’s none of those things! He loved and loves me because of who He is! I did not deserve salvation but He provided it anyway! We deserve Hell but God,  by grace through faith, gives us Heaven!