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.
JOHN 3:16 (NIV)
Babe Ruth is to baseball what John 3:16 is to the Bible. If you know just one baseball player, it’s probably the “Babe”. If you know just one Bible verse, it’s probably John 3:16.
God so ached for the return of this lost world that He gave up His only Son to bring it home. I have to tell you honestly, I can’t understand that. I can’t fathom why He would do that. Jonathan is my only son, and there’s no way I would give him up. Or Tiffany – my only daughter. Not for anything. Not to get my arm back. Not to play baseball again. Not for the world.
And yet …
And yet that is why God gave his Son – for the world. For you.
God showed How much He loved us
by sending His one and only Son into the world,
so that we might have eternal life through Him.
This is real love – not that we loved God,
but that He loved us and sent His Son
as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
1 JOHN 4:9-10 (NLT)
On the journey with you,