Gospel – 6/7/20 – John 3:16-18
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned,
but whoever does not believe has already been condemned,
because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
God’s love created. The Grace of Jesus reconciled. The fellowship of the Holy Spirit makes us a part.
In John’s writings, he says when Jesus was asked by Matthew (I believe) about God, Jesus says God is love. And it is from that love that Creation happened.
Yes, brothers and sisters, we were created in love.
Which flies in the face of what is happening in the world today. Human nature – our fallen nature – will put us in opposition to the God. Creation spurns the Creator. It’s happened before. But God can’t not love us. So, he did something.
Unearned, he gave us a great gift. Through the Grace of his Son, he gave us Salvation. God was born of man – specifically a young Virgin – and lived as a creature, learning to experience all that the created experience – love, disappointments, hurt and death. Yes, even after living among us he still chose to die for our Sins.
And then, although we murdered him in the worst way – we received the Holy Spirit – the teacher.
Three Persons – One God.
Father – Son – Holy Spirit.
At least that’s what I heard Him say…