A Sign of the Times

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Have you ever been watching a sporting event and seen someone holding up a sign that says “John 3:16”?  For years, I never understood why this was done. That is before I decided to actually look it up in the Bible.

What a powerful sentence! God loves us so much that He sacrificed His only Son for our sins and our salvation. If we just believe in Him, we will have everlasting life with Him and His Son in Heaven. You can’t get any better than that.

So, why do we see these signs at games? My theory is that the people with the signs are hoping that they will get some air time on TV and that someone, like I did, will question what that saying means and actually look it up. It’s a way to evangelize when millions are watching.

So, even if your team loses, you always win if you believe in Him. Simple as that. For my money, there hasn’t been a better use of the written word than that one sentence.


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