In Lectures on Faith, we are taught that in order to have faith we must know what Jesus Christ is like. I think that is one of the main reasons we are encouraged to read scripture so that we can get acquainted with our Savior. In the scriptures we come to know of his love. We read of him inviting the children to come to him (Mark 10). We read of him deciding not to leave when he knows how much the people want him to stay (3 Nephi 17). The references to his healing those in pain and sorrow are too numerous to cite and each tells us a little bit more about how very much he loves us.