We denied Him, but somehow we came to believe IN Him. We hated Him, but somehow we came to love Him. And then somebody told us that we needed to devote ourselves to Him … and it created a conflict within us. For by His miraculous work in Christ God had ALREADY devoted us to Himself. Though we may not have been able to say it in so many words STILL the miracle of Christ was known within us. And here we were, being told that we were NOT devoted to Him.