The other day I was pulling up to a stoplight and passed a turtle who was crossing the road. I wanted to get out and help the turtle across, but there was somebody behind me. At the light, though, the guy behind me got out and carried the turtle across to safety in the grass.
I think God kind of looks at us the same way, he wants to see us make it. To make good decisions and live a holy life, but he knows we're going to screw up. So he provides a way out. Salvation. Redemption. Love. JM