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John 3:16 by Labans(m): 3:18pm On Jan 04, 2007
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 lawful cold in there for tonight. 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 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. The boy 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

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
does make a dirty boy clean. You know, I've not had 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. She took
him to a room, tucked him into a big old feather bed, pulled the covers up
around his neck, kissed him goodnight and turned out the lights. As he lay
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, the lady came back up and took him down again to that same
table full of food. After he ate, she took him down again to
that same big old split bottom rocker in front of the fireplace and picked
up a big old Bible. She sat down in front of him and looked into his young
face. "Do you understand John 3:16?" she asked gently. He replied, "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 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 sure makes a lost boy
feel safe. You know, I have to confess I don't understand it either, how God
was willing to send His Son to die for me, and how Jesus would agree to do
such a thing. I don't understand the agony of the Father and every angel in
Heaven as they watched Jesus suffer and die. I don't understand the intense
love for ME that kept Jesus on the cross till the end. I don't understand
it, 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 whosever believeth in Him should not perish, but have
everlasting life.

I do Love God. He is my source of
existence. He keeps me functioning each and every day.


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