This is so beautiful! John 3:16 A little boy was
selling newspapers on the corner, the people were in and
out of the cold.
The little boy was so cold that he wasn't trying to sell
He walked up to a policeman and said, 'Mister,
you wouldn't happen to know where a poor boy could
find a warm place to sleep tonight would you? You see, I sleep in
a box up around the corner there and down the alley and
it's awful cold in there for tonight. Sure would be nice to
have a warm place to stay.'
The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, 'You
go down the street to that big white house and you knock
on the door. When they come out the door you just say John 3:16, and they will let
So he did. He walked up the steps and knocked on the door,
and a lady answered. He looked up and said, 'John 3:16 .' The
lady said, 'Come on in, Son.'
She took him in and she sat him down in a split bottom
rocker in front of a great big old fireplace, and she went
off.. The boy sat there for a while and thought to himself: John 3:16 ....I don't
understand it, but it sure makes a cold boy warm.
Later she came back and asked him 'Are you hungry? 'He said, 'Well, just a little. I haven't
eaten in a couple of days, and I guess I could stand a
little bit of food,'
The lady took him in the kitchen and sat him down to a
table full of wonderful food. He ate and ate until he
couldn't eat anymore. Then he thought to himself: John 3:16... Boy, I sure don't understand it but it sure
makes a hungry boy full.
She took him upstairs to a bathroom to a huge bathtub
filled with warm water, and he sat there and soaked for a
while. As he soaked, he thought to himself: John 3:16 ...
I sure don't understand it, but it sure makes a dirty boy
clean... You know, I've not had a bath, a real bath, in my
whole life. The only bath I ever had was when I stood in
front of that big old fire hydrant as they flushed it out.
The lady came in and got him. She took him to a room,
tucked him into a big old feather bed, pulled the covers up
around his neck, kissed him goodnight and turned out the
lights. As he lay in the darkness and looked out the
window at the snow coming down on that cold night,
he thought to himself: John 3:16 .....I don't understand it but it sure makes
a tired boy rested.
The next morning the lady came back up and took him
down again to that same big table full of food. After he
ate, she took him back to that same big old split bottom
rocker in front of the fireplace and picked up a big old Bible. She sat down in front of him and looked into
his young face..
'Do you understand John 3:16? ' she asked gently. He replied, 'No, Ma'am,
I don't. The first time I ever heard it was last night when
the policeman told me to use it,'
She opened the Bible to John 3:16 and began to explain
to him about Jesus . Right there, in front of that big old
fireplace, he gave his heart and life to Jesus. He sat
there and thought: John 3:16 -I don't understand it, but it sure makes a
lost boy feel safe.
You know, I have to confess I don't understand it either,
how God was willing to send His Son to die for me,
and how Jesus would agree to do such a thing. I don't
understand the agony of the Father and every angel in
heaven as they watched Jesus suffer and die. I don't understand the
intense love for ME that kept Jesus on the cross till the end. I don't
understand it, but it sure does make life worth living. 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.... If you aren't ashamed to do this, please
follow the directions . Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of me, I will be
ashamed of you before my Father.' Pass this on only if you
I do Love God . He is my source of existence... ... He
keeps me functioning each and every day. Phil 4:13 If you love God and are not ashamed of all the marvelous
things he has
done for you, send this on..
Take 60 seconds & give this a shot !
All you do is: 1) Simply say a small prayer for the person who
sent you this, 'Father, God bless this person in whatever it is that You
know he or she may be needing this day. In Jesus' Name, Amen ! ' 2) Then send it on to ten other people. Within
hours ten people have prayed for you, and you caused a
multitude of people to pray to God for other people. Then sit back and watch
the power of God work in your life
for doing the thing that you know He loves.