Doctor Who: “You betrayed me. You betrayed my trust, you betrayed our friendship, you betrayed everything I ever stood for. You let me down!”
Clara: “Then why are you helping me?”
Doctor Who: “Why?” He pauses. “Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?” (Doctor Who – Dark Water)
And this is the love God has always had for us. We betrayed Him, we took advantage of His friendship, and we turned our backs. We acted out in ways that went against everything He stood for and yet, He said he would help us. Instead of turning His back on us in response to our betrayal, He answered our “Why are you helping us?” with the same words as the Doctor. “Do you think I cared for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?” And then He took it one step further, sacrificing everything, laying on a cross that became the bridge that we could cross, closing the gap our betrayal caused.