Several years ago an eastern paper reported this story:
One evening a woman was driving home when she noticed a huge truck behind her that was driving uncomfortably close. She stepped on the gas to gain some distance from the truck, but when she sped up, the truck did too. The faster she drove, the faster the truck did.
Now scared, she exited the freeway. But the truck stayed with her. The woman then turned up a main street, hoping to lose her pursuer in traffic. But the truck ran a red light and continued the chase.
Reaching the point of panic, the woman whipped her car into a service station and bolted out of her auto screaming for help. The truck driver sprang from his truck and ran toward her car. Yanking the back door open, the driver pulled out a man hidden in the back seat.
The woman was running from the wrong person. From his high vantage point, the truck driver had spotted a would-be rapist in the woman's car. The chase was not his effort to harm her but to save her even at the cost of his own safety.
Likewise, many people run from God, fearing what He might do to them. But His plans are for our good, to rescue us from the eternal damnation - hell. - Craig Brian Larson (Baker Books).
Jer 31:3 (NLT) says: “Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people,
with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”
Rom 5:8 (GNB) says: “But God has shown us how much he loves us---it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!”
The Lord says in Isa 49:23 (CEV)..."You won't be disappointed if you trust me."