One of the most important themes of the Bible is love. Nearly every page of the New Testament calls us to love, either towards God, or our neighbors. This love we are called to give, isn't something to be taken lightly.
In Luke 10:27 Jesus tells us that the greatest commandment of all is to love God with all of our heart, soul, strength, and mind. And the second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves.
In all reality, when you consider the whole canon of scripture, it is one long love story from God, to His chosen people, the children of Abraham. And we gentiles, become the 'children of Abraham,' through our own 'adoption' into the sonship of Christ. It is through this 'adoption' that we receive our inheritance.
We are at the beginning of our journey. There are many more hills and valleys to come, but it is my prayer that through this, God will be glorified, because it is Him who called us to this, and to Him be all the glory for bringing it about.