John 3:16 NKJV — “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
I was a little girl when I memorized this verse.
I had already accepted Jesus as my Savior and was excited to learn about Him.
I remember wanting to have something to quote to others.
I went to public school and found this verse my favorite answer to the question, “Why should I believe in God?”.
But it wasn’t until I was an adult, that I realized these words, so beautifully and succinctly capturing the truth of salvation, were spoken by Jesus.
How precious it is to me today to think Jesus Himself gave me these words to share about Him!
The only thing I would change about all of this is: adding John 3:17.
Together they really give a clearer picture of what Jesus wants us to know.
John 3:16-17NKJV — “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
What life-changing truth!
What a clear picture of God’s love!
How blessed we are to have these words spoken by the Savior of the world.
If you have yet to memorize these words, I’d encourage you to do so, for the truth of eternity here is too good to simply read, it’s worth making it a memory.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for Your Word. Your truth astounds me and the preciousness of Your sacrifice has only grown in my heart over the years. You have brought me through so much and I praise Your holy name for it all. Great is Your faithfulness and greatly are You to be praised. Please continue to breath life into my heart and mind through Your scripture and Your Holy Spirit that my life might reflect You more and more each day. Thank You for Your love and salvation. I love You, Jesus. Amen.