As I look over my life in review, I can easily see many times when I was motivated to succeed, or become popular, or achieve some goal for my own interests. I was motivated to satisfy myself.
During this time of reflection, my mind was opened to the realization that God's motive was purely focused on us. On all of us. He came to give us life, and to have it more abundantly.
Isn't that amazing? Can you wrap your mind around the fact that God thought so highly of you and me, that He would come to us while we were dishonorable people, and offer a prize, a gift, that is worth more than all of what we could ever possibly imagine?
This wasn't just one choice that needed to be made in an instant which would reflect a single selfless act. This is a life that has been given in its entirety, solely for the benefit of us. I admire this act of true Love, and hope to learn and grown from it.