Sin, is a horrible agent that separates us from God, but at the same time a tool that God uses to demonstrate how much He truly loves us. 1 John 4:9 is a wonderful picture of the Love of God. He sent His Son to die for those who were separated from Him (Romans 5:8) while they were still alienated from Him. If God was willing to do that for us while we were still lost in our sins, think how much more He will manifest His love toward us now that we are reconciled to Him through the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Sin shows no mercy and has no grace, it destroys all that follow it. It is only through the love of God that we can find meaning and purpose in this world.