John 3:16, 36 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. (36) Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.
“. . . eternal Life” We sometimes get the wrong idea about life. As pre-Christians, we lived our lives as if there were no tomorrow. The motto of our lives became “Eat, drink, be merry, for tomorrow you die.” We lived for the moment, not thinking about the next day, week or year. Then we heard about Jesus and what He gives us. The most precious gift He bestows upon His children is eternal life with Him. If he gives us this gift, then He is everlasting. Before a person can give a gift, he or she must have it himself.
“Whoever believes in the Son . . .” The way we can receive eternal, everlasting life is to believe on Jesus Christ, the only Son of God. Jesus, who came to earth to save us from our sin, invites us to believe in Him and to share His love.
he gave the right to become children of God-children born not of
human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”
John 1:12-13 (NIV)
When we reflect on what God has done for us, we have to think about His role as our heavenly Father.
An earthly father may or may not nurture his children- show those offspring how to perform the basic steps of taking care of oneself, how to manage to live, how to make good choices to help them through daily living.
Our heavenly Father does the same things but also so much more. He comforts us when we are ill-no matter what type of illness we have. He guides us through the pitfalls of life, no matter how we happen to fall into them.
He guides us through some very tenuous times-serious illness of family members or our own. He comforts us when we hurt. Our heavenly Father is there for us forever- no matter what the need, any time day or night.