We all like things that are familiar. Here is one of the most familiar Bible verses. Jesus said, ‘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.’
God stopped at nothing to give the gift of eternal life, not even the death of his son, the Lord Jesus. And it was all for us.
While eternal life is held out as a gift, we have to take it each one for ourselves. One of the ways that brings that home best is to take the same verse and put our own names where Jesus said the word ‘whoever’.
Try it and let God’s word make a fresh impact on you. Put your name in the blank space. ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that …………….. believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’
(see John 3 v 16)