Jesus has loved us so comprehensively that he came into the world to rescue us from ourselves and bring us into reconciliation with him. The all-powerful God Almighty has considered us friends and gave himself up for us through the completed work of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection!
It seems impossible! It is nearly unbelievable that I, the foremost sinner, as Paul says it, have found mercy from the God of all creation! This is a raucous scandal! How could it be that my contravening of God could be erased!? Paid for!? Forgiven!?
It is God’s deep and unfailing love that administers his perfect patience to us as his kindness leads us to repentance. Furthermore, in that repentance, we can now give honor and glory to God as a response to his unmerited favor and love.