God Loves You, but I’m His favorite!

There are no distinctions of affection in the divine family. We are all loved just as fully as Jesus is loved. It is like a fairy story — the reigning monarch adopts waifs and strays and makes princes of them. But, praise God, it is not a fairy story: it is hard and solid fact, founded on the bedrock of free and sovereign grace. . . . No wonder John cries, “Behold, what manner of love!”

J. I. Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993), 216.