The example of how God loved the world is classical. God’s love for man kind is seen throughout the bible as well as it is on our lives. But, believing that God loves someone after witnessing all the evil we do under the sun becomes somewhat difficult. Jesus spoke to Nicodemus about being born again in John 3:3-5, but Nicodemus could not picture it; he could understand the being born again process. Looking at this idea of being born again humanely is impossible, but looking at via the lens of faith it is not; and that was the problem with Nico he looked at humanely. Satan’s strategy of increasing evil here in earth has cluttered the idea of God’s love; at least humanly speaking. Paul tells us that where sin abounds grace over abounds (Ro5:20), so God’s love is being seen even more this evil days.
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. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
The most noted verse in the bible of John 3:16 continues to resonate in our minds each time we feel unappreciated or unwanted. Through the bible we hear God’s voice that he loves us such as in John 15:9, 16:27. There is an example of God’s love for his people found in John 3:14 where he mentions Moses lifting up a snake. Now, the people of Israel had just finished winning a battle against the Canaanites and were on a long journey to the land of Edom, but they became faint and spoke against God and Moses (Num21:5-6). God sent serpents to bite the people and many died. So, the people came back to Moses repented and asked for him to pray unto the Lord to alleviate this evil. God commanded Moses to create a serpent of gold and lift it on a pole, and whoever got bite if they looked at the serpent they would get healed. The thing that caused this people pain, became the thing that healed them. God who set this course in motion; with evil and good fighting against each other, is that very person whom if anyone looks unto him will heal them. Luke tell us in Hebrews that Jesus is the author of our faith if we look unto him (Heb12:2). God’s love was so as in John 3:16 that in the blood covenant mentioned in Genesis 15:17 where the priest and God were supposed to cross together through the middle of the animals parted; through the blood, Abraham fell asleep and God passed by himself.