I like this Hadith a lot. It shows divinities love towards the creation.
Another that I’ve heard, if you combine the love of all the mothers in this world for their children, it would not be a fraction of gods love for his creation.
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), from among the things he reports from his Lord (mighty and sublime be He), is that he said:
“A servant [of Allah’s] committed a sin and said: ‘O Allah, forgive me my sin.’ And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: ‘My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them.’ Then he sinned again and said: ‘O Lord, forgive me my sin.’ And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: ‘My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them.’ Then he sinned again and said: ‘O Lord, forgive me my sin.’ And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: ‘My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for sins. Do what you wish, for I have forgiven you.’”
It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari).
It’s important to remember ur mistakes, ur regrets, ur guilts, ur errors, transgressions. But it is equally important to ask divinity for help in regards to that. Knowing very well that divinity is asking you to turn towards him. A process which many other cultures call “letting go and letting god” Rumi had famously said “in every moment of your life, the beloved is whispering to you exactly what you need hear and know. Who can ever explain this miracle? It simply is. Listen and you will discover it every passing moment. Listen, and your whole life will become a conversation in thought and act between you and him, directly, wordlessly, now and always.” So the sub conscious is continuously trying to show you thru the different senses we have on what is important for it now. And it’s the responsibility of the conscious mind to acknowledge what it’s trying to show, and witness the event, and cry if u need to, laugh if u need or do nothing , and then ask divinity for guidance on what needs to be done. This becomes a constant communication/worship with divinity. “Wa ma khalaqtu al insa, wal jinna, Illa liabudoon” God says, I have created the human or the Jinn only to worship me. There is a riwaya that the prophet Mohammed said the same verse and explained it to his companions as “wa ma khalaqtu al jinna wal insa illa liyarifoon” Which translates as : I have created the jinn and the human only to know me. The only reason for creation is to worship or to get to know divinity. The realm of divinity covers all of our known universe. Kursi in Arabic means seat, chair. And god says in the Quran “wasi a kursiyyuhu al samawaati wal ard” His chair (seat or throne) covers the heavens and the earth. My friend Aysha Shamsuddin pointed out, how Time is measurable separately, yet at the same time it can be part of everything. This is the sifaat of Time. It’s characteristic. A famous Hadith qudsi says “God, ever exalted is He, says: “The child of Adam wrongs Me when he curses the time, for I am Time! In My Hand is the Order. I cause the night and day to turn, one upon the other.”