Before we could ever respond to God and His love, His love was totally committed to us.  We find in the 2nd chapter of Hosea that He joins Himself to us in righteousness, justice, lovingkindness, compassion and faithfulness and this is all through Christ.  God loves us and He will never change His heart toward us.  All that He has done is so that we may know Him … truly KNOW HIM!  And that really does change everything!