"..he Gave His Only Son" - Who Would Do That??
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. (NIV)
I have grown up listening to this verse..I have never thought about it in detail or tried to understand it. last night when i opened up my bible and it opened to John 3, so i had a read of the chapter.
John is expressing that God was willing to give up his son, to sacrifice his one and only son for us..FOR US!, God then promises/offers that we can have eternal life in paradise with him.
this sounds like a good deal to me, Gods sacrifice just reconfirms the fact that he loves us, and would do anything for us..we should have this same attitude towards our God and also to our neighbours as they also need to be thanked for their good works, godly spirit and faith.
I am very thankful that I live in a country where i can have my religious belief and not punished for beeing a believer, also the fact that at school and church I can worship and praise my God freely.