Why it HappenedStuart Jones God loves people. We can read numerous passages of scripture that tells us this. John 3:16 and Romans 5:8 are just a couple of examples. We all have experiences of how God has shown love to us or to our families. God loves people. In spite of our sin and disobedience, He still loves us. He loves us when we’re messy, then He makes us clean. God didn’t simply say the words, “I love you.” He proved his love through Jesus giving his life for us on the cross. God doesn’t love us because we fix ourselves. He loves us even in our sin and invites us into Jesus’ righteousness.