God surrounds us from all sides. He is our Lord who is before, above, and after, and thence also with us in history: the locus of our existence. Despite humanity's insignificance, God is with us as our Creator who intended and made humankind to be very good. Despite our sin, God is with us, the One who was in Jesus Christ reconciling the world, drawing us unto himself in merciful judgment. Humanity's evil past is not merely crossed out because of its irrelevancy. Rather, it is in the good care of God.
Source: The Humanity of God