Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Quote of the day

John 3:16 – "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Obviously, this is one of the most well-known verses in the Bible. It has been scrutinized and dissected from just about every conceivable angle throughout the years. I've seen people break down in tears when simply trying to recite it. It is both profound and simple. It has depths that have never been reached and won't be until the end.

A person could make a pretty compelling argument that the words "whosoever believeth" are two of the most important words in the Bible. They are important because they emphasize that Jesus is available for everyone. It does not matter if you are black or white. It does not matter if you are male or female. It does not matter if you are rich or poor. It does not matter if you are pretty or ugly. It does not matter if you live in the United States or Iran. It does not matter if you are the president or a person who works at Wal-Mart. It does not matter if you have lived a life of kindness or live on death row.

Jesus is an equal opportunity Messiah. As a culture, we seem to go out of our way to emphasize our differences. We segregate ourselves by color, economic status, and lots of other artificial categories.

However, when God looks at you, He sees somebody that He wants to spend eternity with. Think about it: the One who created the universe has a deeper love for you than any other person on Earth can have.

And it does not matter where you have come from or what life you have led. He has provided a way for whosoever believeth. It is up to you to accept His offer if you have not already.

If that doesn't make you feel special, I don't know what will.


Joltin' Django said...

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