John 3:16

    In the city of Chicago, one cold, dark night, a blizzard was
setting in. A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner, the
people were in and out of the cold. The little boy was so cold that
he wasn't trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and
said, "Mister, you wouldn't happen to know where a poor boy could
find a warm place to sleep tonight would you?

   You see, I sleep in a box up around the corner there and down
the alley and it's awful cold in there, of a night. Sure would be
nice to have a warm place to stay."

   The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, "You go
down the street to that big white house and you knock on the door.
When they come out the door you just say John 3:16 and they will let
you in."

   So he did, he walked up the steps to the door, and knocked on
the door and a lady answered. He looked up and said, "John 3:16."
   The lady said "Come on in, Son." She took him in and she sat him
down in a split bottom rocker in front of a great big old fireplace
and she went off.

   He sat there for a while, and thought to himself "John 3:16....
I don't understand it, but it sure makes a cold boy warm."
Later she came back and asked him "Are you hungry?"
He said, "Well, just a little. I haven't eaten in a couple of
days and I guess I could stand a little bit of food."

   The lady took him in the kitchen and sat him down to a table
full of wonderful food. He ate and ate until he couldn't eat any
more. Then he thought to himself "John 3:16... Boy, I sure don't
understand it, but it sure makes a hungry boy full."

   She took him upstairs to a bathroom to a huge bathtub filled
with warm water and he sat there and soaked for a while. As he
soaked, he thought to himself, "John 3:16... I sure don't understand
it, but it sure makes a dirty boy clean. You know, I've not had a
bath, a real bath,in my whole life. The only bath I ever had was when I
stood in front of that big old fire hydrant as they flushed it out."

   The lady came in and got him, and took him to a room and tucked him
into a big old feather bed and pulled the covers up around his neck and
kissed him goodnight and turned out the lights. As he laid in the darkness
and looked out the window at the snow coming down on
that cold night he thought to himself, "John 3:16... I don't
understand it, but it sure makes a tired boy rested."

   The next morning she came back up and took him down again to that
same big table full of food. After he ate she took him back to that
same big old split bottom rocker in front of the fireplace and she
took a big old Bible and sat down in front of him and she looked up
at him and she asked, "Do you understand John 3:16?"

   He said, "No, Ma'am, I don't. The first time I ever heard it
was last night when the policeman told me to use it."
She opened the Bible to John 3:16 , and she began to explain to him
about Jesus. Right there in front of that big old fireplace he gave
his heart and life to Jesus. He sat there and thought, "John 3:16.
I don't understand it, but it but it sure makes a lost boy feel
safe."

   You know, I have to confess I don't understand it either, how God
would be willing to send His Son to die for me, and how Jesus
would agree to do such a thing. I don't understand it either, but
it sure does make life worth living.

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.

John 3:17. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the
world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 3:18. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that
believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in
the name of the only begotten Son of God.

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