I can remember back in the day when every you watch a sporting event on TV you would always see a guy with sign “John 3:16”. I had no clue what that sign was all about. But since they allowed it to be shown on TV during the broadcast I assume this must have been a reason. I had no idea the sign was religious in nature. I went to Catholic Mass in grade and high school and just went along with what I was told to recite. But I swear I never recalled quoting John 3:16.
What does John 3:16 actually say? It says this “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life”. As I look back I guess I could not hear or see the Love of God because of the shouting of the 10 commandments that I was taught in catholic school and church. I had no clue that God loved me. I thought God was to busy keeping track of my breaking the commandments.
I kept the traditions and religious rules and relations to the best of my ability, just hoping that God would approve of me. I went to confession and took holy communion on a regular basis, but somehow I still could not hear the heart of John 3:16. I was fearful of dead and hell, perhaps purgatory was a one last chance to save from soul.
John 3:16 Revealed
Then a miracle happen, I met someone who show me and taught as to what John 3:16 was all about. My eyes were open and I saw God love for me for the first time. I saw God reaching out his hand and heart to me and saying listen I got you in my heart through my son Jesus Christ. I saw it was all about trusting and accepting Jesus Christ for all my righteousness. The great exchange, his Holy and perfect life for my unholy imperfect life on the cross. He paid it all with his life, death, blood and Resurrection from the dead. I no longer have to hope or ponder if I will be accepted by God! No trial period in purgatory. Jesus did it all! Have you embrace John 3:16? If not call out to God tell him you want this love of his which comes through Jesus Christ because you understand you need it. And he will grant it to you. Such freedom, Such Hope, Such Love, Such Peace between you God the Father, The Lord Jesus Christ and The Holy Ghost.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16