“For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He even gave up His only begotten unique Son, so that whoever believes in, trusts in, clings to, relies on Him, will not perish but have eternal, everlasting life.” John 3:16 (Amplified)
This is one of the best known bible verses in the world even for non believers. It is the centerpiece to salvation, but a lot of people misunderstand it. Some believe that God send Jesus to earth to die for everyone, blanket coverage, but that’s not what this verse says. The verse says it’s for whoever believes in Him. That doesn’t just mean that you acknowledge He existed, that’s been proven historically. The verse says to believe in Him is to trust, cling to and rely on Him. He should be our guide to life, our shepherd. All because God so greatly loved us.