God's Giving

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"God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Love undiminished, in spite of man's departure, shines out in all its brilliance and casts its beams, as it were, on a perishing world. It says: "He gave His only begotten Son."
What an appeal lies in those words! God has come in to satisfy His own love—comes in the only way that was possible. It could get no help from you, nor you from me, for we are both on the same road and the end of that road is "perishing." At such a moment God steps in, in the might of His love, and gives His only begotten Son to deal once and forever with the great sin question.
Was He equal to the conflict? Blessed be God, He was! Justice is satisfied—the sentence so great, so terrible, was executed on Him in order that I, the sinner, might go free. That is God's salvation! That is the extent of God's giving!