God's Love

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I once thought that when the Bible spoke of Christ as a Mediator it meant He came between me and a hard and angry God to take up my cause and appease His wrath. But the very opposite is the truth. Jesus came between me and a loving, giving God. He came as the Gift of God, to express His love toward me by dying in my place. By His death He has swept away forever every hindrance to eternal blessing. God is love!
The gospel begins with God. It is God's good news to a sinner in his sins. In all His grace and loving kindness God has provided a Savior—His well beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
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. John 3:1616For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)