The familiar I love you bantering is played by young and old.
We love Him because He first loved us (1 John 4:19 NKJ).
He loves us more!
But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
Much more then,
Having now been justified by His blood,
we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God
through the death of His Son,
much more, having been reconciled,
we shall be saved by His life (Romans 5:8-10 NKJ).