“God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16.” If you’ve been a Christian for a while, you’ve heard this verse. But have you really pondered what it means? In what way does God love us?
Our parents love us because we’re family. We love our siblings in the same way.
Our spouses love us, too. They love us with a deep romantic bond. During the wedding vows, we promise to love, despite life’s circumstances.
But what does it mean that God so loved us? The Bible says He gave His Son to us. God allowed His Son to drink the cup of wrath which was meant for mankind—for imperfect humans. Jesus took the penalty that mankind deserved and allowed Himself to be crucified on a Roman cross. I’m not sure I would have had the courage, yet God loves us enough to do it. Because He died, we have the opportunity to live with Him for all eternity.
If you haven’t already, thank Jesus for making the ultimate sacrifice, the best act of love anyone could ask for. Happy Valentine