Does God love everybody (or everything)? I found D. A. Carson’s Categories in The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God very helpful here. He breaks God's love into 4 parts. 1) God’s providential love over all that he has made - God loves birds, and cows, and insects, and even cats. God loves inanimate objects like mountains and iron. "God creates everything, and before there is a whiff of sin, he pronounces all that he has made to be ‘good’ (Gen. 1). This is the product of a loving Creator…The birds of the air find food, but that is the result of God’s living providence, and not a sparrow falls from the sky apart from the sanction of the Almighty (Matt 6). If this were not a benevolent providence, a loving providence, then the moral lesson that Jesus drives home, viz. that this God can be trusted to provide for his own people, would be incoherent.” (16-17) 2) God’s salvific stance toward his fallen world - Can you say to your nextdoor neighbor
The lamp-posts are poetical...the lamp-post really has the whole poetry of man, for no other creature can lift a flame so high and guard it so well. --G K Chesterton, London Times July 24, 1909.