1 John 4:8,16 "He who does not love, does not know God, for God is love. We have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him."
Those who abuse others, do not know God, because God is love and he who abides in love, abides in God.
SC 9,10 "God made man perfectly holy and happy; and the fair earth, as it came from the Creator's hand, bore no blight of decay or shadow of the curse. It is transgression of God's law, the law of love that has brought woe and death. Yet even amid the suffering that results from sin, God's love is revealed. It is written that God cursed the ground for man's sake,Genesis 3:17. The thorn and the thistle, the difficulties and trials that make his life one of toil and care, were appointed for his good as a part of the training needful in God's plan for his uplifting from the ruin and degradation that sin has wrought. The world, though fallen, is not all sorrow and misery. In nature itself are messages of hope and comfort. There are flowers upon the thistles, and the thorns are covered with roses.
"God is love" is written upon every opening bud, upon every spire of springing grass. The lovely birds making the air vocal with their happy songs, the delicately tinted flowers in their perfection perfuming the air, the lofty trees of the forest with their rich foliage of living green, all testify to the tender, fatherly care of our God and to His desire to make His children happy."
Aren't you glad God loves you, I am, I love nature. In heaven, I think I will just live outside for a long time.
The flowers will never die, no death, sorrow or tears or sickness any more. God loves us all and wants us to be with Him eternally. Grandma Joan