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In the Game

by | Dec 8, 2010 | Christianity, Focus on Living, Forgiveness, Gratitude | 0 comments

After the weekends in Cincinnati many people who either sit at home or in the stands, have plenty to say about what happened to the Bengals again this week.

If you listen to the radio or watch even a little cable news you’ll hear a lot of voices discussing the issues of the day with many complaints, but you’ll hear very few solutions.

Most of us are the much the same, aren’t we? It’s so much easier to sit on the sidelines and point out faults than it is to get in the game and make a difference.

Not so with God.

When God looked at the mess we created by rejecting Him and going our own way, He made a plan to redeem us.

God got in the game by giving us His Son.

People have been holding up signs at sporting events for years reminding people of John 3:16. It is a familiar passage and so it is easy to quote and then move on to the next thing without giving it much thought, but take a few seconds to read and then a few minutes to really think about these inspired words….

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Take some time today to think about this verse phrase by phrase.  Say it out loud.  Meditate on what it meant for God to love and to give to reconcile us to Him.

Who did He love?  Who did He give?  How should we respond?

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