But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. I John 4:9
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. I John 4:10