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John 3:16

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  1. John 3:16

    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 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 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. 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 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
    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 -- 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 whosoever believeth in him should
    not perish, but have everlasting life.
     
  2. Oh my goodness, that was beautiful. Thank you so much for taking the time to share it.

    Yes, this is one to be passed along.

    Please consider joining our forum, we'd love to have you.

    Blessings, Cheri
     
  3. John 3:16 was beautiful.

    Who was the author?

    Thanks for sharing 3:16 with us.....
     
  4. [​IMG]
    beautiful story:)
     
  5. "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." KJV John 3:16

    It is the greatest verse :)

    i heard this in a sermon awhile back, may the Lord bless you

    For God ----------------------------- the greatest Being
    So ----------------------------- the greatest degree
    Loved --------------------------- the greatest affection
    the world --------------------- the greatest need
    that He gave ------------------- the greatest act
    His only ----------------------- the greatest Treasure
    begotten ------------------------ the greatest Relationship
    Son ---------------------------- the greatest Gift
    that whosoever ---------------- the greatest company
    believeth --------------------- the greatest trust
    in Him ----------------------------- the greatest object of faith
    should not perish ------------- the greatest deliverance
    but have ------------------------- the greatest assurance
    eternal ------------------------ the greatset promise
    life ---------------------------------- the greatest blessing
     
  6. Thank you so much for sharing that beautiful story with us. I had to share it with a couple of special people. I agree that you should join the forum.
     
  7. It is a wonderful story and i hope you not mind but i have posted it on my site and also Nothinf apart from Christ's sermon.
     
  8. That seriously was an awesome post. I don't know if you came up with it yourself or not, but either way, it is beautiful and is a blessing.
    God bless you.
     
  9. Thank you! I've heard that before, but it always blesses me.
     

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