“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him. John 3:16-17 (NLT)
God sent His only Son to save me from the judgement that I deserve. His sacrifice was perfect and complete. My response is to believe He is who He says He is. By faith, I believe His love was so great that He made a way for me to have eternal life separate from sin.
My hope is in this eternal promise. I recognize that today, this life here on earth is not all there is. When troubles come, difficulties rise up, despair and hopelessness call out to me, uncertainty shakes me, it’s this gift of Jesus that makes hope alive in me.
I have hope today because of this great gift of love! It is by faith and not by sight, that I believe Jesus is real. It is His presence that holds me and stills my soul. I am so thankful for knowing the Truth today.
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of your Son, Jesus. I know I am a sinner who is in need of a Savior. I welcome you into my life and my heart. Thank you for forgiveness and for eternal life with You. Amen.
What is God speaking to you today in chapter 3 of John? Share your thoughts in the comments below.