“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might will not perish but might have eternal life”
John 3: 16-18
In today’s gospel we learn the true definition of love.
God the Father’s love is demonstrated in sending His Son to redeem us from sin; and the Holy Spirit’s grace is poured out to us because of Christ’s sacrifice.
This Trinitarian act reminds us that God is relational and that we are called to live in loving relationships with Him and with others. It also reminds us that our salvation is a gift of God’s love and grace, not something we can earn or deserve.
This also reveals His desire for reconciliation and restoration rather than punishment. It highlights His unfathomable love for humanity, extending grace and forgiveness through Jesus’ sacrificial act. It reminds us that God’s intention is not to condemn us for our shortcomings and mistakes but to provide a path towards healing and eternal life.
Contemplating this truth can evoke a sense of gratitude and humility. It also fills me with hope and reassurance. It assures me that, through faith in Jesus, I can experience forgiveness, transformation, and a renewed relationship with God.