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.
Here is the most beloved verse in the Bible. What a Revelation of God, of Christ, of the depths and power of love! How COULD He? Aabraham gave his son, and God graciously gave him back. But God's Son --- the Son of His Love --- the Only Begotten One --- was given to a lost world ("Kosmos"), to sinful men. How did He give Him? Clothed in a human form --- a Man! Oh, the wonders of such a Love! How it should stir our hearts! How we should love God for His Gift! How we should love our Lord Jesus Christ --- God's Only Begotten Son!
Let us with throbbing hearts for a lost world go forth today, and all the days, to tell the story to sinful, suffering men. Amen.