God did not give up on man when he rebelled. Instead God sent his one and only Son Jesus to this world; born a baby in a manger in Bethlehem. It was love that came down from heaven that first Christmas night.
I might not understand the logic behind God becoming man and tasting death for us all. But love that did not hesitate to give up his life for me holds no mysteries.
And the only way I can rightly respond is with love. No one compels me to do so; not even God. The freedom to rebel against him and walk away from his love is still mine.
But then can I? One look at his face then bleeding with a head crowned with thorns; but now glorious like the sun shining in all its brilliance is all that is needed for me to bow down in worship saying, “My Lord and My God, I love you!”
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” — Isaiah 9:6
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” — Romans 5:8
Bible quotes from NIV 1984.