The Bible says God wants us to know Him. In fact, He took the first step in our relationship.
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son [Jesus] into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:9-10).
Not only does God love us, but he made His love really obvious. But the only thing that stands in the way of a relationship with God is our sin. So God sent Jesus, his perfect Son, to pay the penalty of our sin for us – so that we could have peace with God. God did it all. That’s real love!