"But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved."
Even when we were spiritually dead and separated from Him because of our sins, He made us spiritually alive together with Christ. For by His grace—His undeserved favor and mercy—you have been saved from God’s judgment. It is also because of His great and wonderful love with which He loved us. Indeed, God is so very rich in mercy. God was merciful! We were dead because of our sins, but God loved us so much that he made us alive with Christ, and God’s wonderful kindness is what saves you.
It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, He embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us!