John 3:16 (New International Version)
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.
One day a British scientist discovered a large anthill in his kitchen garden. These were different from any ants he had observed before, so he was eager to study them. But each time his shadow fell across the anthill, the terrified ants scurried off in terror.
"I stepped back," the scientist wrote in his diary, "and sat down on the grass to think out the situation. I had only good will for the ants, did not wish to harm one of them. But how could I make the ants aware of my good will?
"My imagination played with the problem. To those tiny ants, I was an all-powerful creature - somehow up there, whose thoughts they could not guess, whose ways and intentions they could not know.
"If only I could communicate," the scientist wrote. "But even that would not be enough. Even then, I would be a gigantic being to the ants, and they would never believe that I understood their problems - the minute organization of the hill, their struggles for food, their battles with other ants.
"Only one thing could give them complete confidence. That is, if by some alchemy, I could - for a time - become an ant."
Think of how God the Father so much loves us that He has sent His only Begotten Son to have us children of His own. That was why the Incarnation was necessary. And that is why Jesus insisted, "I have come down from heaven not to carry out my own will but the will of him who sent me" (John 6:38) and that "He who has seen me has seen the Father." (John 14:9) And that is the essence of our joy.
Dear Lord thank You for coming to Earth to show us Your love and that You care for each one of us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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