John 3:16 Day

March 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm Leave a comment


We record dates a little differently here in the US, but that little fact plays into this post. Let me explain:

While the Rest of the World would normally use the DD/MM/YY format, here in the US, we use the MM/DD/YY format. So today (March 16th) would be “3/16/11”, and I heard  a little comment on my favorite radio station – Klove – about how today can be named the “John 3:16” day, because it starts with 3/16…. So here’s “John 3:16 Day” to you.

Number play aside, John 3:16 is by far the most well known of all Bible verses, and it goes thus: 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. Jesus himself said these words in response to a question from Nicodemus, a learned man and a religious leader in the Jewish ruling council. In one simple, yet powerful sentence, Jesus summarized God’s love for Mankind and the promise of eternal life for whoever believes in the Son and his work.

This is the first step in turning away from the world and turning to God, and this can lead you, if you follow through, to a full life here in this world, and eternal life with God afterward. This is like starting up the stove before cooking up your recipe for life.

This fact is much too precious to keep to myself, so I want it to share it with you – the reader. If you would like to know more about this topic, let me know!

John

PS: I know I am coming back after a very, very long hiatus of more than a year. I hope to post more often – today is the day to restart!

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Entry filed under: Life, Nature of God, Nature of Man, Word.

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