John 3:16

Probably the most famous verse in the bible. Seen on football shirts at major tournaments. “God so loved the world 🌎 that He gave his only Son ❤ that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life”.

The late MP Sir David Amess achieved a lot locally. He gave himself for Southend people. His hard work was often behind the scenes but his efforts have been posthumously recognised with the town becoming a city.

Underpinning Sir David’s motivation was a strong belief in God which impacted a number of things he chose to champion. He made a difference despite always being a backbencher. But ultimately he had a higher hope, one to which John 3:16 points.

Where is your hope and mine, ultimately? Work today, and most days, is pretty incessant. There are lots of other things to do outside work. The pace can seem relentless. Where does my love show, my efforts matter and my hope lie? Beyond my legacy where is my eternity?

For persecuted believers John 3:16 is very real. Life for many is a real struggle. But knowing that God loves them so much that Jesus died for them inspires them to live ordinary but often extraordinary lives. They have a future hope that many around them seem uncertain of. To know you are loved and secure makes a real difference. Hea Woo is one of the most remarkable women I have met…

Published by adrian60

Turning 60 is a door to a new decade. I want to use these years positively, starting with the next one. So I want it to be a year of trying different things as well as familiar one and to do a couple of challenges. 60 things at 60 with the aim of raising £6 000 for the charity Open Doors, serving persecuted Christians around the world, many who live with very little. Would you be part of the adventure with me?

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