"...but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8 ESV
Aren't we fortunate that God didn't expect anything from us and hold back His affection when He didn't get it.
He didn't say, 'They never call me so I won't call them.'
He said, 'They are in trouble. Son, please go to them and restore the relationship. Pay the highest price. Do all that can be done.'
Jesus, being His Father's Son, did just that.
Is there a higher love than this? A love that reaches out and gives all.
I haven't found one. Thank You God.