” For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.  Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
Martin Luther referred to John 3:16 as the Gospel in miniature or the Gospel in a nutshell.  It is arguably the best known Bible verse in the New Testament.  However, it is important that we read John 3:17 as well for God’s grace to be heard loud and clear.  This weekend reflection is a search for that grace.