Sometimes when I look at portions of the Bible—and definitely with how some Christians represent God—it looks like God is never happy with people. We have to try hard to get his attention and maybe we can earn being right with him. If we don’t measure up then it is easy to feel like he is against me. Yet, when we meet Jesus, we see that God is actually PURSUING US. He is the God that says, “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends” (Revelation 3:20). GOD IS FOR US! God is on our side!