94 Million Searching for meaning
After the Florida Gator vs. Oklahoma Sooner National Championship game in 2008 that's how many people did a Google search for this verse- 94 Million. The main reason (presumably) they went looking was that one man put the reference on his "eye black" the marks under his eyes to reduce the glare of the stadium lights.
Since context is key for understanding this, and since I wouldn't want any of my friends to need to resort to Google, I'll re-type the entire message right here - from "The Message"
John 3:10-21 "Jesus said to Nicodemus, 'You're a respected teacher of Israel and you don't know these basics? Listen carefully. I'm speaking sober truth to you. I speak only of what I know by experience, I five witness only to what I've seen with my own eyes. There is nothing secondhand here, no hearsay. Yet instead of facing the evidence and accepting it, you procrastinate with questions. If I tell you things that are as plain as the hand before your face and you don't believe me, what use is there in telling you of things you can't see, the things of God? No one has ever gone up into the presence of God except the One who came down from that Presence, the Son of Man. In the same way that Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert so people could have something to see and then believe, it is necessary for the Son of Man to be lifted up -- and everyone who looks upon Him, trusting and expectant, will gain a real life, eternal life.'
'This is how much God loved the World: He gave His Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. god didn't go to all the trouble of sending His Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to our the world right again. Anyone who trusts in Hin is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust in Him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Som of God when introduced to Him.
'This is the crisis we're in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God. Everyone who makes a practice of sound evil, addicted to denial and illusion, hates God-light and won't come near it, fearing a painful exposure. But anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is.'"
I hope anyone who takes the time to read this is blessed! And by "hope" I mean I eagerly await to see it with expectancy! (Romans 8:25)
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