Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. ~ M.S.
"God has loved you for a long, long time. He loved you before you were even born. You are in His thoughts a thousand times over. He loves you from the heights and from the depths of His being. His love covers you today, and clothes you with beauty. You live in the atmosphere of His love, and inhale it with every breath of your spirit. His love is the LIGHT within you and the GRACE upon you...it is the HOPE in your heart and the SONG of your lips...it is the STRENGTH in your hands and the PATHWAY of your footsteps."
Roy Lessin (Forgiven)
It's funny how parents say, "Well I'm only saying this because I love you"; that's what God is saying to us through His commands. It's so we can see exactly how much we need Him.