“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
This is one of the most well-known Bible verses of all time. No doubt we have heard this verse multiple times in our lives. To further understand John 3:16 we first need to understand the verb “gave”.
Definition of gave: verb (used with object), gave [geyv], giv·en [giv-uhn], giv·ing. to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation.
Giving His Son Jesus for our salvation is how God demonstrates His love for us. Eternal life is a gift, forgiveness is a gift. Freely given without compensation. Giving is how God shows His love for us, and giving is how we are able to bless others. Giving time. Giving patience. Giving support. Giving grace. Giving appreciation. Giving forgiveness. Giving wisdom. Giving kindness. Giving comfort. Giving encouragement. Giving insight…. We love (give) because He first loved (gave to) us. 1 John 4:19.
A special thank you to the people of Trinity Lutheran Church and School for the many ways you continue to “give” to bless our school. May we continue to work together as the Trinity family to provide the children in our care with a safe learning environment where they can excel and grow.
We ask you to keep the families, teachers and students of TLS in your prayers throughout the school year.
1 Corinthians 15:57 “Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”