“For God so loved the world the He gave his only Son that who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (KJV)
God’s love is unconditional. Love is a word that people ordinarily use very loosely. When God tells us that He loves us, it is not based on what we can do for Him; but rather it is based on what He did for us. God made the ultimate sacrifice to give the life of His Son for our sins so that we may have eternal life. God loves us deeply and passionately.
God loves everyone regardless of who they are and what they have done. True love is not just an emotional feeling that gives up on someone when they fail to live up to the other person’s expectations. It involves a level of commitment to accept them as they are and having the standing power to help them maximize their full potential.
In John 3:16, God loved us tremendously. He gave his only son to die for us. There is no greater love than a man who would lay down his life for a friend. Jesus did exactly that when He died on a cross. He saw the greatest problem, our sin; and He had the greatest solution, His only son.
Lastly, we gain eternal life if we accept His son as our Savior.
~~~~ Elder David Middleton