God loved me before I was even made. Knowing I would rebel and sin, He nonetheless provided for my welfare and safety, forgave me and through Jesus Christ His Son, accepted atonement for my evils, even to providing me eternal life and providing a perfect and eternal means of reconciling me with Him. I am a beggar who has received an invitation to a great banquet. I not only go eagerly, but call to my fellow beggars to come, not only to food and rest, but to a great celebration beyond our dreams! I believe in love, trust, and life, all at the hand of my gracious Lord and Sovereign God.