People can think they have it all together, but not understand the whole truth. Some people read parts of the Bible and they miss the main point.
Then they read the book of John, and they're never the same. This is all because of one amazing passage of Scripture.
John 3:16 in God's Word says, "God loved the world so much, that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him will not die, but have everlasting life." You're breezing through life doing your own thing, and then one day you encounter this awesome truth, and you know you've got to do something with it. You can't just read it. God has loved you so much that He gave the most precious thing He had for you.
After taking pictures for two years, a man was compiling a book of photographs at the Vietnam War Memorial. One morning he was there and no one seemed to be around, and he noticed a new little memorial and it had two flags - an American flag and a Greek flag. There was a picture of a soldier and a three-word inscription. As he was taking the pictures a man said, "Excuse me, sir, do you like it?" The photographer said, "I do." He said, "I'm glad, that's my boy!" Then the photographer read the inscription again, "Only One Son."
God has only one son, and He gave Him for you. All the blood, agony, and hell of that cross was for you. It was all to keep you from dying forever. Right now you might be perishing like that verse says in John 3:16. You're perishing because you're a sinner with a death penalty.
The verse also says, when I "believe in Him." That means not just something you do with your head but with all your heart. You are to pin all your hopes on Jesus, like a drowning man with a lifeguard. When you recognize this truth, it does something to your heart. God's looking at the cross where His Son died for you and He says, "What do you think of that? That's my boy."
If you know Christ, leave this verse with people, it has life-changing power. If you don't know Him, tell God you want what His one and only Son died to give you. When you realize the one God so loved is you, you will never be the same.