Imagine what it would be like if you had lived in Heaven and looked down on the universe to see the universe enveloped in darkness. No way in human confines, in the limitations of your mind or through some great miracle of thought would you be able to even remotely comprehend what it was like to look into a world and to see all the world filled with self-righteous wickedness and sin, separated from the Creator and not even wanting to know Him. Imagine looking upon a world using every false means possible of plugging the gap that God placed in the heart so that people would search after Him.
Who can comprehend how deceitful sin is and how wicked the heart of man is? To see the universe as it is now is one thing, but to see all the ages as they are in sin is another thing. To see 100,000 people at a football stadium could be overwhelming, but imagine if you could see the billions of people walking on the shores and in the seas of life knowing that all of them were lost. We cannot begin to understand what that would be like. That was the picture God saw from Heaven, knowing, "There is none that doeth good, no, not one," (Romans 3:12). Because of this, there was only one answer: Love.