“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10, NASB)
Jesus came to the Earth to fulfill a very specific purpose, which was to restore us to a right relationship with God. In order to accomplish this, it was necessary for Him to die on the cross, taking our sins upon Himself and bearing God’s wrath against us. Having done this, the Justice of God was satisfied and the way was open for us to return to Him with a clean conscience.
Yet Jesus didn’t come just to redeem us, he came to save all of that which was lost in the Fall of Man. There was much more lost than just a right standing with God. Our whole world was broken. God cursed the very ground so that we would have to work to eat. Our relationships with others were instantly tarnished as well. Adam and Eve could not relate to each other in the same way ever again. The very concept of marriage was ruined.