This week I was in need of a pick me up when a friend sent me a link to 7 Bible verses that demonstrate God’s love for us. I have been studying these and aim to interpret each of them in my own way through my writing.
The first one was John 3:16 – this is the Good News version:
16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.
and this is the version from the Message:
16“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
What greater love can there be, we are truly blessed by our loving Father.
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
Think about a love so great that you would allow your child to leave your side, to open them up to pain and suffering, to allow them to become a sacrificial offering for the sins of those who live on earth.
The same earth where man turned away from you, turned to sin again and again, despite the chances that you gave, repeatedly you offered to save their souls, so many chances to involve themselves fully in your praise, to serve you for eternal days.
But this is the kind of God you are. You gave your only son, so pure and free of sin, knowing that by his death and resurrection, his perfection, that anyone who makes the connection and believes fully in your power, will be ready at the chosen hour to join you in glory, oh what a story of such pure love, thank you Father God above.