For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
God's love extends to all!
Are you a part of this world? Then by Jesus' own words in this verse, "God so loved you, that He gave His only begotten Son."
Have you ever allowed yourself to truly feel the depth of what it means to be loved by God? It is not that we all deserve to be loved and so He loves us. Just the opposite! We have hurt His feelings, offended His justice, defied His authority, rejected His love, broken His laws, ignored His self-revelation, grieved His Spirit, and ignored His truth.
Yet He loves us, and reaches out to us, and introduces Himself to us, and softens our hardened hearts, and helps us see our need for Him, and offers us forgiveness, and welcomes us into His family.
"The free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23). Still, just like any gift—no matter how much it cost, no matter how valuable it is, no matter how much we need it, no matter how much love is in the heart of the giver — the gift must be accepted and received by the person to whom it is given.
Have you received God's wonderful gift of love?