Do you remember him? Has anyone seen him lately? I don’t watch that many sporting events and the ones I do watch, I haven’t seen him at.
I asked my husband this morning if he remembered the day we were watching years ago when we saw him. He was wearing a big rainbow afro wig and had a big white sign (pre white T-shirt) that he was holding up, and it was either a football game, tennis match, or a hockey game.
I can remember saying, “Let’s see what verse that is.” and going and getting a Bible and looking it up. I can distinctly remember reading it, and I distinctly remember it not registering. At that time in our life we didn’t believe and the words meant nothing to us. We just thought he was some kooky religious guy.
I can measure my growth just by my reaction to that verse. I said it to myself slowly this morning…pondering every word and letting them sink into my heart deeply…
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
It penetrated down into the deep layers of my heart that God didn’t just give us any human being, that would have been valuable enough! No, he GAVE us his ONLY SON – true human, true God!
As I felt those words penetrate deeper and deeper as I meditated on them in my heart, I started to cry.
One word comes to mind…grace.
One lesson comes to mind…never dismiss the foolish and ridiculous. God might be trying to tell you something.
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1 Cor 1:27
Jesus, I am weak and foolish, and now I understand the joy and happiness I see in that rainbow-wigged John 3:16 guy. He’ll be an interesting character to talk to in Heaven. Thank you, Lord God. Amen.