John 3:16. Millions quote it, only a handful trust it. “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.” Wary of a catch, perhaps? Cautioned by guarded friends?
Desperation heightens our interest. When he asks for a divorce or she says it’s over. When the coroner calls, the kids rebel, or the finances collapse. When desperation typhoons into your world, God’s offer of a free flight home demands a second look. John 3:16 morphs from a nice verse to a life vest.
Some of you are wearing it. For you, the passage comforts like your favorite blanket. Don’t walk away from it. Give God your answer. Ephesians 3:17 promises, “Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in.”