This is a good quote from Matthew Sims over at “Borrowed Light.”
John 3:16’s “For God so loved” is more than a nice sentiment we paste on our bumper sticker or coffee mug. It’s a missional marching order. God loved so he sent. Jesus submits and evil cannot contain the love he sheds abroad on the world. He rises up from the dead and out of this sudden turn of events he now commands us to go. Just as he was commanded to go and love. We are commanded to go and love.
“Missional Marching Order.”
That’s a new way for me to look at John 3:16, which I love. I have usually seen that as a more “evangelical” Scripture and less as a word for the church. That’s a cool twist.