John 3:16 has been called an ocean of thought in a drop of language. I personally owe everything to it, for it was through this verse that my eyes were opened to the love of God and my heart was opened to welcome the Lord Jesus. Eternity alone will tell how many millions have been saved because its majestic words fell into the soil of their hearts, sprang up, and bore fruit.
This gem begins with God and ends with everlasting life. The Son, who is the theme of John’s Gospel, is exactly in the center where He belongs. It is the GOSPEL in just a few words. —From Meditations in John by August Van Ryn.
|so loved the world, that He gave His||O||nly|
|that whosoever believeth in Him should not||P||erish|