Love is such an overused word -- don't we "love" hot dogs and apple pie, and "love" going to the beach? But love in the Bible has a much richer meaning, particularly when applied to God's feeling toward his people. Max Picard, a French existential philosopher from the 1930s, wrote about what he called, “the flight from God.”
He comments on the Biblical truth that every person, every generation, every culture, is in an active, rebellious, breakneck sprint away from the presence, power, and provision of God. The Bible describes God’s love for us, a kind of love that goes far beyond the greatest human capacity.