How much does God love us? He loves us so much that He saw us included in Christ before anything was created.
I love each of my natural children. I loved them before they were born. I am not God, and didn’t know who or what they would be, but I chose them before they were conceived. In their case, that’s why they were conceived. I chose them. My delight in them grows as they respond to my love for them and enter into my love for their siblings, by loving each other.
These things are shadows and types for us to understand the Father’s love.
We were in the mind of God, in the Son, before anything was made. Not only are we included in Christ, we are included with each other as one body.
May we learn to enter, by His grace, into His love for and fullness displayed through His body.