For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
While navigating through a Northern California airport this morning, I approached the dreaded security section where dozens of individuals were waiting to be cattle-herded through the body scanning devices. A lady TSA worker looked me up and down, smiled, and showed me to the alternative metal detector that we all remember and miss. As I said thank you and proceeded, she said to me, “John 3:16.” God bless her!
We have seen it at the football game, on the bottom of In-N-Out burger cups, Forever 21 bags, etc… although John 3:16 has become a semi-regular part of American life—I encourage you to choose to not allow it to become a member of the bag labeled “Familiar but Forgotten!” Choose to recognize the depth of God’s love for you, and all of His creation—when we recognize this, then we can not help but improve the way that we treat ourselves and others. We can not help but choose to become better Christians.