I remember the day I experienced true love. I was broken and living in sin when I heard a preacher talk about the One who died for me to save me. The message about Jesus and his death for me on the Cross became so real to me that day! Honestly, my life has not been the same since.
It is like the author Tim Keller said in his book: Ultimately, the search for that magical “True Love” is really a search for God. We want someone else to love us unconditionally - to love us no matter how selfish and ugly we are on the inside. We want that special someone to fill all our needs and make our lives worthwhile. But only God loves like that. Only God can heal us and make us whole. No human can live up to our godlike expectations. We’re all sinners after all.
The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope. This is the only kind of relationship that will really transform us.
The bible says: For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 6:8) For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God... (Romans 5:10)
The greatest love is when a man lays down his life for a friend. (John 15:13) In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)