God loves ME? It has been said that Jesus would have gone to the cross for each one of us even if we had been the only sinner to have ever lived. Is there any biblical support at all for such a statement? In my evangelical church there's a lot of emphasis placed on God's love, and people talk about how wonderful God's love for them is and how it gives them such joy and peace. They describe God’s love for them in the same way they might describe a spouse’s deep, personal love, or their own love for their children. The bible certainly says a great deal about God's love and mercy, and a central biblical theme is that of God’s giving himself up to crucifixion for every repentant sinner’s redemption. The bible also teaches that as our creator, He knows every last detail about each individual who ever lived. But what if anything does it say about His love for each one individually? In chapters 13 and 15 of John’s gospel Jesus commanded 12 specific men to love each other ‘as I have loved you’. John 3:16 says 'God so loved the world...'. This seems kind of like the soldier who gives his life for his country. A truly loving and noble sacrifice to be sure, but given for the collective all, not for each and every last individual. Is there any biblical support for the idea that the ‘you’ or ‘all’ in these passages and many others can be extended across cultures, continents and centuries to mean EVERY person. I guess what I’m trying to get at here is, I’d feel more confident of God’s love for me personally, if somewhere in my bible I could find something that basically said, ‘You there! Yes you, the person reading this: God loves YOU!’. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks.