The fall has created an ache in us that can only be filled with grace.
“Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that God “has put eternity into man’s heart.” At some level, in the deepest parts of our soul, our soul remembers, however that happens, what life was like before the fall. At some really deep level, our soul has this impression cut into it by the finger of God, like the grooves on a record, encoding the memory of what it was like before sin entered the world. We remember, at a really deep level, that at one time we were full, and at one time we were happy, and at one time there was nothing weighing us down. Our souls are outright groaning to get back there.” (Matt Chandler. The Explicit Gospel)