😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you. For almost four years now, on nice days, in snow, and occasionally during rain, I walk around the VA grounds and through the grotto area during my lunch break. It is a beautiful, calming place to walk and unwind from my morning tasks. I occasionally stop to take a picture when the beauty of it all seems a little sharper, clearer in that moment. But I must say, when you are surrounded by such beauty on a daily basis, it’s easy to overlook and no longer see the depth of the beauty right before your eyes.
Even if you haven’t physically picked up a Bible and read it, I’m sure all of us have heard certain truths of the Bible spoken. Let’s look at John 3:16. Okay, how many of you started saying this verse without having to really think before you started to speak? There always seems to be one person in the crowd at a sporting event that has a handmade posterboard sign that has “John 3:16” on it. “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.”
That truth and promise of God’s love and our salvation can become so familiar and common place that we stop truly noticing the beauty of it.
“For God so loved the world…” That means you, your family (even the crazy ones), your coworkers, your neighbor, the people you don’t really care too much for, and the list goes on.
“…that He gave His one and only Son…” It’s not like He picked the runt of the litter to sacrifice for us. No, His Son is perfect and unblemished. He presented and sacrificed only the best of what He had to offer.
“…that whoever believes in Him…” Whoever believes in Him. Whoever believes in Him. THAT is a very small price we pay for admission.
“…shall not perish but have eternal life.” That is a life beyond comprehension. How do I know? Because a sacrifice less than perfect wouldn’t do. He chose only the best so that you can have only the best available to you.
Please, don’t let this truth and promise of God’s love and our salvation just roll off you like water on a duck’s back. Allow your heart and mind to be a sponge and soak up every last drop of the blood Christ shed for you.
Bless others and be blessed.
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