For God So Loved Me…
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
– John 3:16
So, about a month and a half ago, I made a promise to God. I was waiting for my results and I was nervous and scared. I was also scared that I would not get into uni for my postgraduate and basically, everything would get messed up. So, I promised him that if he got me through it all, I will do what I can to share his word in my own way.
On Friday, everything I hoped for finally worked out even though prior to that, I was feeling extremely overwhelmed with everything and everybody. So, seeing that God did all this for me, I see no reason why I should not at least, try. Anyway, this is just a little backgrounder. Let’s get down to what this post is really all about.
‘For God so loved the world…’, When I was a kid going to church, this Bible verse is probably the first one I ever knew by heart. In fact, I think every Christian knows this Bible verse. It is like the basic foundation of Christianity. It tells the tale of how God gave the world something special so that they would not have to perish.
In recent years, I have spoken and listened to people who have wondered about who this God is and why things happen they way they happen in the world if he truly exists. Well, I have no answers. All I can tell them is what I know which is: God is Love.
I would not classify myself as an ideal Christian. I do a lot of bad things and I don’t go to church as often as I should and most times, I forget to pray. However, even in all of that God still loves me and I know it. I have my doubts too as Christian every now and again but one thing I constantly believe is that He loves me and He wants me to be better. I believe that he sent his son down to earth to give us all a new beginning.
Today is valentine’s day and I know it seems corny to use the John 3: 16 verse, but I have been through a whole lot in my life and I have lost people along the way. However, one thing that has always been a constant in my life is God. He has always been there and that to me is pure, unadulterated love.