Imagine you are being tried for a crime, but your Father is the Judge. If he pardoned you simply because you are his child, he would be a corrupt, unjust judge.
God is our Father, but He is also our judge. A just and righteous judge, but never corrupt.
So what God has done, is step down from His judgment seat, and humbly removing His cloak, came down, and stood in our place, and paid our fine for us…as Jesus, setting us free, and resumed His rightful throne.
And all that is asked, is that we accept this free and gracious gift of His merciful pardon, that is open to all, turn from our crimes, and sin no more.
This is the Gospel.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” ~John 3:16