A thought by Mark Batterson (2014-09-02) from his book, The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible (p. 226). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
And those four words were, “Let there be light.” Genesis 1: 3. And even now we are finding that the command is still being lived out.
Mark says, “Less than a century ago the prevailing opinion in cosmology was that the Milky Way galaxy was the sum total of the universe. Nineteenth-century Austrian physicist Christian Doppler had theorized an expanding universe, but there wasn’t much tangible evidence to back up his belief. Then an astronomer named Edwin Hubble spied several spiral nebulae that were far too distant to be part of the Milky Way galaxy. The announcement of his discovery on January 1, 1925, was an astronomical paradigm shift. He discovered that the degree of redshift observed in light coming from other galaxies increased in proportion to the distance of that galaxy from the Milky Way. In other words, the universe is still expanding. The significance of that is this: the original “Let there be light” is still creating galaxies at the outer edges of the universe! Amazing thought, isn’t it? Billions of galaxies trace their origin to four words.”
And the first six words of John 3: 16 are still being lived out today. “For God so loved the world.” Not just because He created it but because He put us in it and He then says that the way He shows it is, “…that He gave His one and only Son, so that anyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Those words are still being lived out today and as it says, it will be lived out through all of time.
As the four words of creation are still being lived out so are the words of this verse. And the anyone continues even through to today and the anyone includes you.
So why don’t you believe in Him and accept His gift of eternal live?