Do you love the Cross because it makes much of you?
Or do you love it because it enables you to enjoy an eternity of making much of God?
— John Piper
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
– 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)
God has chosen us and called us out of darkness so that we may be a people delighting in His wonderful light. What an honor it is for Him to choose us over everything else!