Our world is the best of possible worlds. In order for there to be creatures like us, there could not have been another option. This world is the best possible world and God is GOOD.
For God so loved the world that he made possible the existence of creatures such as us—made in the image of God [Imago Dei]—given the will to choose including the choice of whether or not to love him (God) or not. God so loved the world that he gave—he not only gave—he came, he walked this earth, he experienced the pain, he bore our sins on the cross; he arose from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father. But, do you think that he then went off to the New Heaven and New Earth that Scripture refers to? To enjoy all that was on offer? No, I think not Somehow,‘HE WALKS THE DARK HILLS—because (for reasons that are totally beyond me) he loves you and me.’ And he wants us, fallen humanity [you and me and everyone else] to accept the, unconditional, offer of life in all its fullness Together with him in that New heaven and on That New Earth.
Invitation to the Needy
Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.