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God's Sorrow

God’s sorrow immense as He/She searched for the lost children 

“I came to know only too well how anguished, aggrieved and full of bitter sorrow was the heart of God as He waited for thousands of years to find us.

I realized that if God, who is the origin of billions of people and the Creator of everything in the universe, was not relieved from His sorrow, human life would remain completely without value.

When, where and how did God come to carry such agonizing sorrow in His heart? Who on earth could inflict this grief upon Him, the absolute and omnipotent Being?

God's sorrow
Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Public domain image

God created Adam and Eve and established them as the first ancestors of humankind. He invested His whole being in raising them as His son and daughter, and they were connected to Him through love, life and lineage.

The parent–child relationship is the highest and most important of all relationships, and the only way through which His lineage can be bequeathed and made to last forever.

However, this parent–child relationship, more precious and important than life itself, was severed through the Fall of Adam and Eve.

As God’s own flesh and blood, and as His eternal, only-begotten son and daughter, Adam and Eve formed a blood relationship with His enemy Satan, and became Satan’s children instead.

In the face of this, God’s heart has been crushed and wounded with grief and sorrow throughout history. This still remains the most mortifying and harrowing anguish, which no one before in history could either know or resolve.”

(“God’s sorrow” is an excerpt from Peace Message 2, delivered by both Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han in March 2006 and on a global speaking tour to 180 nations the same year.

Father and Mother Moon emphasize that it is important for us to understand God‘s sorrow as God can only be liberated from it when we start to create the kind of world God envisioned from the beginning.)