Tell the world God loves them. Simply speak that to all who will listen. They are fearfully and wonderfully made in His image, a natural expression of His love. I can hear God saying, “How could I not love them? How could I not passionately desire to express my love for them? Today I am desperately and passionately in love with them. Today I pour out my love for them.”
It’s not about sinners at the hands of an angry God, but sinners at the hand of a loving God. That is what David understood when he chose to fall into God’s hands after he sinned in numbering the people. He knew he was safer in the hands of God than in the hands of man, or of nature, for he knew that God was merciful.
Now, we have a better covenant, one that promises us that God loves us, each and every one of us, and desires only the best for us. Not just believers but sinners as well for we are told:
“In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:9-11)
“ He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (1 Johnn 4:8)
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16)