GOD GAVE… (Derived from Max Lucado’s book – 3:16)
John 3:16… For God so loved the world that HE GAVE his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Twenty-six words that envelope HOPE!
It BEGINS with GOD and ENDS with LIFE!
Words that are brief enough to jot down on a sticky note but solid enough to last two thousand plus years of storms and questions!
If you know nothing of the BIBLE – all you need to do is start here!
If you know everything about the BIBLE – all you need to do is return here!
See… The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human!
And God’s remedy for that problem is prescribed in JOHN 3:16!
This verse is nothing more than an alphabet of GRACE!
Read it again slowly…
“For God so LOVED…”
We’d be right if we expected an angry God for our selfish hearts – one who punishes the world – recycles the world – forsakes the world – BUT ONE WHO LOVES?
Full of heart-breakers – hope-snatchers and evil-doers.
“that HE GAVE…”
WHAT…? Rules? Declarations? Guidelines? No.
“HE GAVE His Son – His ONLY Son.”
Divinity packaged in Flesh. HE GAVE HIMSELF! But Why?
Whoever is a universal world. It’s all-inclusive. Within it holds the possibility for anyone.
“believes in Him…”
Suggesting a change of thought. A transition of thinking.
“shall not perish but have eternal life.”
A chance to change your destiny. A chance to restore a once severed relationship.
ALL BECAUSE GOD CHOSE TO GIVE!
How have you responded lately to such a GIFT?