John 3:16

We may not all understand it, yet...

In the city of Chicago, one cold, dark night, a blizzard was
setting in.  A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner, the people
were in and out of the cold.  The little boy was so cold that he wasn't
trying to sell many papers.  He walked up to a policeman and said, "Mister,
you wouldn't happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm place to
sleep tonight, would you?  You see, I sleep in a box up around the corner
there and down the alley and it's awful cold in there, of a night. Sure
would be nice to have a warm place to stay."
The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, "You go down
the street to that big white house and you knock on the door.
When they come out the door you just say 'John 3:16' and they will let you in."
So he did, he walked up the steps to the door, and knocked on
the door and a lady answered.  He looked up and said, "John 3:16."
The lady said "Come on in, Son."  She took him in and she sat him
down in a split bottom rocker in front of a great big old
fireplace and she went off.  He sat there for a while, and thought to
himself, "John 3:16.... I don't understand it, but it sure makes a cold boy warm."
Later she came back and asked him  "Are you hungry?"
He said, "Well, just a little.  I haven't eaten in a couple of days
and I guess I could stand a little bit of food."
The lady took him in the kitchen and sat him down to a table
full of wonderful food.  He ate and ate until he couldn't eat any more.
Then he thought to himself,  "John 3:16...  Boy, I sure don't
understand it, but it sure makes a hungry boy full.
She took him upstairs to a bathroom to a huge bathtub filled with
warm water and he sat there and soaked for a while.  As he
soaked, he thought to himself, "John 3:16... I sure don't understand
it, but it sure makes a dirty boy clean.  You know, I've not had a bath, a
real bath, in my whole life.  The only bath I ever had was when I stood in
front of that big old fire hydrant as they flushed it out."
The lady came in and got him, and took him to a room and tucked
him into a big old feather bed and pulled the covers up around
his neck and kissed him goodnight and turned out the lights.  As
he laid in the darkness and looked out the window at the snow coming
down on that cold night he thought to himself, "John 3:16...  I
don't understand it, but it sure makes a tired boy rested."
The next morning she came back up and took him down again to
that same big table full of food.  After he ate she took him back
to that same big old split bottom rocker in front of the fireplace and she
took a big old Bible and sat down in front of him and she looked up at and
she asked, "Do you understand John 3:16?"
He said, "No, Ma'am, I don't.  The first time I ever heard it was
last night when the policeman told me to use it."
She opened the Bible to John 3:16 , and she began to explain to
him about Jesus.  Right there in front of that big old fireplace he gave
his heart and life to Jesus.  He sat there and thought, "John 3:16. I don't
understand it, but it but it sure makes a lost boy feel safe."
You know, I have to confess I don't understand it either, how
God would be willing to send His Son to die for me, and how Jesus would
agree to do such a thing.  I don't understand it either, but it sure does
make life  worth living.
  Author Unknown

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.
  vs 17.  For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the
world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
vs 18.  he that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that
believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed
in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

If you aren't ashamed to do this, please follow the directions.
Jesus said, " if you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you
before my Father."

Yes, I do Love God.
He is my source of existence and Savior.
He keeps me functioning each and everyday.
Without Him, I will be nothing.
Without him, I am nothing but with Him....
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.
Phil 4:13

This is the simplest test . . . if you are not ashamed of all the
things He has done for you.  Send this on.

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