Romans 5:8 KJV
(8)  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

God’s word tells us that it is God who loved us. He commendeth (to declare, show, make known) His love toward us. It is God who makes His love know to us. He did not wait until we were good enough, while I was enemies with God, Christ took my place and paid the price I could not pay. Made it possible to have fellowship with a holy God. Christ DIED for us!