John 3:16 reflection

Interview between Jesus and Nicodemus by James Tissot

Interview between Jesus and Nicodemus by James Tissot

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in him
should not perish but have eternal life.

I have been meditating on this well known, best loved verse for some reflections I am writing.  It stood out to me that this most famous of verses was in fact not spoken to a great crowd as were many of Jesus’ words, but to one person: Nicodemus.

Isn’t that amazing? Without Nicodemus’ enquiry we might not have this verse. Without one man’s seeking. This makes me ponder just how unique and significant we all are. We all have particular questions that we can ask, and that can, then illuminate the paths that others are taking. Jesus is willing, and indeed eager, to meet with each of us and respond to our own questions. No one, and no question is too small, or too big, for him.

Centuries earlier than this conversation between Nicodemus and Jesus,  Jeremiah had heard words from God, which confirm this welcome and encouragement:

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”  Jeremiah 33:3

So, let us go to him with confidence, let us seek him out, and let us ask our questions of life and faith. Who knows what precious discoveries we will make?

About expectantlylistening

Writing about my contemplative journey to come closer to Jesus. I hope to inspire and equip others on their journey.
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3 Responses to John 3:16 reflection

  1. That was a very insightful observation.

    • Thanks Anthony, for dropping by, and taking time to comments. It’s amazing isn’t it how we can read (and even learn a verse!) so many times and then suddenly one day notice something new. I love that!

  2. Pingback: Advent: Love | expectantly listening

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