John 3:16 - LOVE SUPREME!

John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, 
that he gave his only begotten Son, that 
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have 
everlasting life. 


   Jack, our oldest, is getting ready to go 
off to college. I remember watching Jack get in 
line for his first day of kindergarten as if it 
were yesterday. Dressed in a blue cardigan and 
tie for chapel, he followed his teacher toward 
the classroom. Jack looked at me and grinned. I 
smiled while furiously blinking back tears. There 
he was. My very heart walking away from me into 
his amazing future. 
   Fast-forward to this past week. Jack is 
staying in California until he leaves for school, 
while the rest of us move across the country. I 
went into Jack's room the night before we moved. 
He was on the floor in a sleeping bag, his bed 
already loaded for the move. I lay down next to him 
and began to cry. He patted my back, and I told 
him, "I love you. I am so proud of you. I am 
going to miss you like crazy." He grinned at me 
and said, "I know, Mom. I love you too." Once 
again, my heart is walking away from me. 
   What must it have been like for our 
heavenly Father to send Jesus, His beloved Son, to 
earth? His very heart leaving the brightness of 
heaven for earth's darkest reaches. Jesus left His 
Father for one reason alone: for His love of us. 
His love is so great, so sacrificial, and so 
all-encompassing, that the magnitude of it is still echoing 
throughout all of eternity. Our hearts are tended by 
the One who is love incarnate. In this Advent 
season, recognize His love for you. Susanna Foth 
   Faith Step: Turn off the lights and sit 
in the dark, knowing the brightness of Jesus's 
love surrounds you this Advent season. [Mornings 
With Jesus 2021 Devotional by Guideposts and 


God Made You to Love You
   God loves you so much that he sent Jesus 
on a mission of love with a message of love. 
The Bible doesnt say God has love; it says 
God is love. Love is his nature; God is love.   
   God created the entire universe. He 
created this planet, and he created the human race. 
Then he created you because he loves you. 
   God made you so he could love you and so 
that you could love him. Gods love for you is 
the reason your hearts beating right now; 
its the reason youre breathing.   
   Gods good news is that he loves you on 
your bad days just as much as he loves you on 
your good days. He loves you when you can feel 
his love, and he loves you when you cant seem 
to feel his love. He loves you regardless of 
whether or not you think you deserve his love. 
   There is nothing you can do that will 
make God stop loving you. You could try, but you 
simply cant do it - because his love for you is 
based upon his character and not on anything you 
do, say, or feel. 
   God loves you so much that he sent his 
only Son, Jesus, into this world, so that 
everyone who believes in him will not perish but have 
eternal life (John 3:16 NLT). 
   When Jesus stretched his arms out as wide 
as the cross, he was saying, I love you this 
much! I love you so much it hurts. I love you so 
much Ill die for you so that I wont have to 
live without you.   
   Ephesians 3 says Gods love is so wide, 
long, high, and deep that humans cant fully 
understand it. As you go about your day today, know 
that God is loving you at every moment, no matter 
what. [Daily Devotional by Rick Warren: 


The Ultimate Sacrifice
   I heard a true story about a man who 
operated a drawbridge. At a certain time every 
afternoon, he raised the bridge for a ferryboat to go 
by and then lowered it in time for a passenger 
train to cross over. He performed this task 
precisely, according to the clock. 
   One day he brought his son to work so he 
could watch. As his father raised the bridge, the 
boy got excited and wanted to take a closer 
look. His father realized his son was missing and 
began looking for him. To his horror, his son had 
come dangerously close to the bridge's gears. 
Frantic, he wanted to go rescue him, but if he left 
the controls, he would not be back in time to 
lower the bridge for the approaching passenger 
   He faced a dilemma. If he lowered the 
bridge, his son would be killed. If he left it 
raised, hundreds of others would die. He knew what 
he had to do. With tears streaming down his 
face, he watched the passenger train roll by. On 
board, two women chatted over tea. Others were 
reading newspapers. All were totally unaware of what 
had just transpired. The man cried out, "Don't 
you realize that I just gave my son for you?" 
But they just continued on their way. 
   This story is a picture of what happened 
at the cross. God gave up His beloved Son so 
that we might live. But most people don't give it 
a second thought. How about you? Are you 
conscious of the ultimate sacrifice God made on your 
behalf? Will you be sure to thank Him? [Every Day 
with Jesus by Greg Laurie] 


John 3:16 - LOVE SUPREME!



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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