3:16- The Numbers of Love and Hope

This whole election period has been a very emotional one for many people on both sides, myself included. I didn’t realize until this week how frustrated I was and am. I have been praying about this election for sometime and I still am. I am praying for both parties and our country. While I was praying today, I was looking down at my cell phone and I noticed the time that was displayed. I honestly believe that if we pray, God will give answers. At that point, I wrote out this status on my Facebook page. 

Facebook Comment: I started this status at 3:16… For those who knows what the meaning of 3:16, it means that I am going to be focusing on John 3:16. For those who may not know that verse it says, “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.” And what that means for me is that I am going to stay away from commenting on anything political on Facebook, because right now my mouth and fingers on a keyboard may get me in a ton of trouble. So, my focus instead of updating and commenting or even changing status’ from this will be a while. So, if you don’t see a status change or comments, it’s because I need to focus on John 3:16 and not events of this world.

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God loves us so much! This has to be the most powerful and message in the BIble. The things of this world has a way of bringing us down. We can count on God-loving us so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for us. Jesus sacrificed Himself so we could have life. God loves you and me, and it doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat or a Republican. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old. It doesn’t matter what race you are and it doesn’t matter what church or no church at all that you go to. 

John 3:16 is reminder on how we should be talking to others that may not know God. With all of the hate going on in the world and hurt feelings, I can see why God sent me that message on my phone. All it was numbers, but very important numbers. Numbers that can save. On Facebook people are posting videos and pictures of people rioting, hurting others, setting fires and so forth. This isn’t a time to point fingers and displaying how terrible those who we disagree with are. There are those who are feeling agony and are deeply hurt. Not just politically, but physically and mentally. There is misery, fear and anguish. These are all real things. As a Christian, I know that God sent His Son to give us hope when we feel this way. 

There are horrible things going on in our world and in our country. You don’t have to look very far to see the evil around us. The message I got when I looked down at my phone at exactly 3:16 was that we can’t let evil rob us of how much God loves us all and wants to give you and I life! This is a triumphant message that we can all hold near our heart. 

A simple song called “Jesus Loves Me” comes to mind as I watch all of the things going on around me. I think this song should be sung at church more. It is a good reminder of how much Jesus loves me and you. I was tought that when I was little, and I think as adults we forget this simple but powerful message.

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Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to him belong,
They are weak but he is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

What a great song. You have probably sung this song all of your life. Your affection for Jesus Loves Me, may have started as early as infancy when your mother rocked you to sleep. For many, the melody and the words are familiar, but the deep truths of the song have alluded them.

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My Prayer:

Heavenly Father, I know and have faith that you sent Jesus Christ to save me from my sins. I don’t and can’t fully understand the kind of love you have for all of us, but I thank you and give you honor. I also pray that you give me and all of Your children strength during this difficult time. I am placing my hope and trust in You alone. I am praying that Your Kingdom to come. I am placing my full trust in you.

Lord, I am asking you to watch over this nation and to provide wisdom and guide them. I pray for those that are making the hard choices and those who may not believe in you. I pray that our leaders do what is best for all the people in the United States and in the world. This is going to be a time of transition. My prayer is that they have patience and are discerning when it comes to doing what is right. Lord, I pray that they look up to you as decisions are made, even in the hard times, I pray for you to watch over and direct them.

With Thanksgiving coming up, it is a good reminder to be thankful for all things, even when we are scared about our future, which many are. Thank you for all of the blessings you have given. In Your Sons Name I pray, Amen

As I close this post, here is a question for you all. 

Is there a time in your life that you have had a hard time when it comes to knowing that God loves you?

 

 

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One thought on “3:16- The Numbers of Love and Hope

  1. I MISS SINGING THOSE OLD SONGS. WE DON’T HAVE MANY KIDS, BUT THOSE SONGS CARE FOR ALL. RUNNING OVER, RUNNING OVER, MY CUP IS FULL AND RUNNING OVER, I LIKE ACTION SONGS. WAS A SS SCHOOL AND GOOD NEWS CLUB TEACHER TOO LONG I GUESS. MAYBE WE COULD LEARN A SONG IN SIGN LANGUAGE TOO. GOD BLESS, GINNY

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