For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
It never sunk in for me until now, that this very well-known verse directly follows Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus about being born again. The words are John's, but they are part of the explanation of the conversation with Nicodemus. God makes an explicit promise to believers, no doubt the most amazing and the most comforting of all promises. For all those who accept Jesus as who he is, the Son of God, there will be eternal life with God. This is a promise which has changed millions and millions of lives! And we are, each and every one of us, included.
Holy One, you have made an extraordinary promise, and it is one we know you keep. I am thankful and honored to be included. Help me to be worthy. I pray this in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen