To know the disposition of God's heart, you need only to look at how Christ is disposed toward you. His mercy is the reflection of the mercy of God. The sympathy of the Father is reflected in Christ's tears over the misfortune of the sinner. Christ's blood, which flowed for the atonement of the world, washed away the wrath of God, so He could proclaim, "I am reconciled with men!"
CFW Walther from "God Grant It" (page number not noted in journal)