"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world,
but in order that the world might be saved through him."
John 3:16-17
John 3:16 is one of the most well-known verses of Scripture, and understandably so as it speaks to the depth of God's love for us in Christ. Verse 17 continues that message and emphasizes God's desire that we would experience the fullness of life - not condemnation - through Jesus. In Jesus, we receive grace .

This week, pay attention to moments when someone offers you grace or when you have the opportunity to extend grace to someone else.
During the season of Lent, we have been singing a verse from the hymn "What Wondrous Love Is This" as part of our Assurance of Pardon in worship. Today, let that verse be your prayer of gratitude to God.

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul,
what wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul!

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