As creations in the image of God we are designed for wonder. Not only are we a mystery, but every consideration of God on our behalf gets exploited to mystery, as well. That God loves us, not for anything inherent within us, is a mystery. That God has a sovereign plan and holds us responsible for the life choices we make is a mystery. That God has the power to do whatever delights him, yet in his created world realities exist that grieve him, is a mystery. It is beyond us that God would consider us at all.
-Bill Clem, Disciple: Getting Your Identity From Jesus