John [3:16]

For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish,
but have everlasting life.

Several years ago my husband and I
had the privilege of attending the Billy Graham Crusade when it came to Jacksonville,
Florida. As I sat there, in awe of just even being there, I was anxious to hear
a deep profound message from the great Rev. Graham himself. The evening did not
disappoint. However, I was surprised at how simple the words were. John [3:16]. A
verse I’ve known since…forever. (Hey, I’m a preacher’s kid.) His gift of
salvation is FREE. Why do we try to complicate this? Over the years I’ve often
been reminded that what God desires of us is just that: simple.

    -Give thanks.

    -Do not fear.

    -Love one another.

Our busy lifestyle got simplified
real quick back in March of this twisted 2020 year. I pray that God has spoken
to you during this stillness and reminded you of His simplicity. May we keep
that in the forefront of our mind in the days to come as our routines resume to

Thank you, Lord, for your
salvation–free to whosoever believes! May we be bold in our opportunities to
share this simple message of your love. Amen

~Deborah Hereford