If you ran a corporation, would you want all of your senior executives to be yes-men? Or would you want them to have opinions of their own?
If you have children, do you want them to love you and do everything you say, or do you want them to love, and do to what is right?
God took a great risk creating people and giving them both freedom and will. Freedom to choose, and will to create.
We combined these into free will, and made the mistake of imagining that God is not our father and mother. But the truth remains: God is our father, our mother, and our creator. And, no matter what we come to believe about ourselves, we are created in God's image. And so we fell out of God's heavenly garden into confusion.
There is an old puzzle: If God is all-powerful, can he create a weight so heavy that even he cannot lift it? I believe the answer is yes, and then he will be able to lift it anyway.
The weight is our sin - which simply means our errors, our confusion, and the ways we hurt ourselves and our brothers and sisters. And God can lift that weight. We just have to be willing to let her do it.
And the rejoicing when the son or daughter who wandered returns home! It is beyond measure.