The Good Father
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begottenSon, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." - John 3:16
Knowing everything about us, who we are, what we will do, whether we will accept his son or not he loved us. For God so loved the world.
For everybody who will ever walk the earth, the gift of salvation has been made available through Jesus' sacrifice. It waits patiently until we say, Lord Jesus, I need you, save me.
The Lord waits for us as we go about our own ways, patiently, long-sufferingly, even showing us his goodness in other ways. Before we come to Christ we may live relatively "happy" lives, we are healthy, we have provision, we could almost be so self-deceived to think - "what more could I possibly need?"
Our sins are justifiable – everything appears well as we carry on with lawless lifestyles in lawless communities just as it seemed ok for the younger son to ask for his inheritance and head off for a far country convinced in his own mind that there was better out there he left the Father’s house..