because He first loved us
We love Him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)
In the end, this is not the agony of man trying to find God, but the agony of God trying to find man; it is the pain of God running in love to those that abandoned Him, that were cut off from Him, that forgot about Him, that despised and rejected Him.
Until the lost shall be found, until the finite be united with the Infinite, God will be in agony
Elder Aemilianos of Simonopetra