The Generous Gift of Jesus | John 3:16 | Devotional
John 3:16 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.
John 3:16 is the simplest, clearest, and perhaps most powerful presentation of the Gospel in all of Scripture. These inspired words describe the immense generosity of God’s love, and the generous gift that waits when we respond. How can we begin to describe the depth of God’s love that “gave his one and only Son” for us?
Henry Moorhead was a 19th century evangelist who preached John 3:16 night after night as he shared the Gospel throughout the world. At one of his meetings, Moorhead said:
My friends, for a whole week I have been trying to tell you how much God loves you, but I cannot do it with this poor stammering tongue. If I could borrow Jacob’s ladder and climb up into heaven and ask Gabriel, who stands in the presence of the Almighty, to tell me how much love the Father has for this world, all he could say would be, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.” -Morgan, 100 Bible Verses, 54
God’s love led him to give his son for you! Only one question remains: Have you received the free gift of eternal life by placing your faith in Jesus as the One who paid the penalty for your sin? If not, what are you waiting for?
Lord Jesus, thank you for dying so that I might live. Thank you for paying the debt I could never pay. Thank you for dying in my place. Thank you for eternal life. Amen.