What story would help us today to give an illustration of God’s love for His children? There are many romantic stories, where they show us the passionate love of a man for a woman and vice versa. But it is useless to mention these stories here, as they lose all luster when faced with the incredible and incomparable love of God.
Why did God love us? Did we deserve it? The short answer is that God did not love us because we are good, but because we were bad and in need of redemption and salvation. The following verse is possibly the most famous in the entire Bible, even a child may know how to memorize it:
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.
John 3:16 (KJV)
For God “so” loved the world
There are no words here to express God’s love for us, and that is why the author uses the expression For God “so” loved the world, implying that the way in which God has loved us has been so sublime that it simply does not exist a logical definition of His love.
Why is God’s love for us so amazing? This is a good question, since if we go to human logic, no one would give their life for people who hate or despise them, however, despite this, Christ gave His life for sinners, yes, precisely for sinners like us that who loved Him.
That is why God has given Himself to us, dying on a cross, for His infinite love to save us.
There is salvation only in Christ
Christ died for one thing: “that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. Salvation is not sought in anything else but by looking at the cross of Christ, where He gave His life for us to free us from the flames of hell and forgive our sins, leading us to reconciliation with the Creator of all things: God.
May that salvation bear fruit in our lives, may we faithfully believe that in Christ we have eternal life and that salvation cannot be found anywhere else.