"He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction." Psalm 107:20
What a beautiful picture of Jesus! After God had created for us a beautiful world and a beautiful garden in which we could spend eternity in fellowship with Him... we blew it! We chose sin and thus our own destruction. He could have left there. He probably should have.
But not our God. Oh, no! He loved us too much and the fellowship with us was to important to Him. So what did He do? He made a plan. No one else was worthy, able or capable to carry it out. So He went even further. He gave us Jesus. His son, the beautiful Word, to come and deliver us from the destruction we had chosen. Jesus agreed to come for no benefit of His own , but only to heal us. And all He asked us to do was to choose Him... to choose life. And why? It all goes back to the beginning of the story .. so He could have fellowship with us... the people He loves. Wow! Wrap your brain around that for a while.