God's Love

Greetings in Christ,


And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.   John 3.14-17

Greetings in Christ,

This passage from John's Gospel contains one of the most recognized verses in the whole of Scripture. Even folk who have no connection with the Church would know this passage. It is 'the Gospel in miniature' as Luther put it during the Reformation. It indeed is what our faith is about and contains a word of hope for anyone who hears it. The gift of faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus is the message the Church has been proclaiming for over 2000 years.

It is a simple message from God. The Father has sent His Son as a sign of His love for the world, indeed, for the whole of creation. It is this love that calls forth faith in those who encounter it. It is the faith that clings to the outpouring of love from the Father.

We live by this faith in the love the Father has for us. We live by this faith that Jesus freely bore the weight of sin and death for us. We live to proclaim that love that has saved us so the whole world might not only hear of this love but come to the One who is this love.