Arms open wide
People often believe that we don’t deserve God’s love but He loves us anyway. I’m pretty sure there’s nothing in the Bible about this, it’s just a confusion of the fact that we can’t earn His love or grace. For example, parents don’t expect their children to deserve love, they give it freely, and the children only have to accept the love offered. I reckon it’s pretty amazing to keep loving no matter what, and I think that’s a truly transformational message to send someone. So if God loves us always, then the only right thing for Him to do is to offer us grace. It’s not injustice to be forgiven a dept, it turns out that the only way that God can be truly Just to us is to offer mercy.
This is an excerpt of an old painting I did on a PAC a couple of years ago. The full original (below) fitted into the theme of Micah 6:8,
“He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does Jehovah require of you but to do justice and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God?” The red, white and black colours were also part of the activity and formed the colour theme that traversed the whole performance. The excerpt is about refuge and safety. About always coming home.