There once was a woman named Jessie, whose life was a mess for sure. She hated the likes of everyone else, and hated herself as well. Jessie was angry and poor and sick. She worked a job that she hated. Jessie went home each day alone, tired, vexed, and disheartened.
One day Jessie met Anthony, a man who laughed a lot. Where she met him, I don’t know, but her life began to get better. Jessie listened each day to his laughter, as their friendship grew and blossomed. Anthony talked about his life and said God blessed him greatly. Humbly, he confessed that he didn’t deserve the blessings that came his way. He said he knew God loved him fiercely and never would stop the blessings.
Jessie believed her life had changed for good because Anthony loved her; but Jessie was wrong as wrong could be, and Anthony told her so. He said, “God loves you, Jessie, as much as He loves me. God sent His Son to redeem us all, you as well as me. Believe what God says, because it’s true. Believe Jesus died for you, to save you from sin and sadness forever.”
Jessie found that hard to believe, but as time went on, and her heart grew warm, Jessie knew it was true.
By Carol Ann Hoel © December 12, 2013
John 3:16 – The Bible – (KJV) - 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.