At the beginning of 2017, the church I attend Arnold Road Evangelical Church gave out a Bible verse for the year:
For God so loved the world that He gave
His only Son,
so that whoever believes in Him
will not perish but have everlasting life.
This verse reminded me of more than sixty years ago.
The words – in slightly different English to now – were pasted onto a billboard. Every time I walked along Radford Road on my way to school, there it was staring me in the face, and I read it.
To me, it was a link in the chain of events to me becoming a Christian.
I can still see it in my mind, reading it as I walked past.
It is one of my favourite verses because it reminds me that Jesus died for me because He loves me.