References:John 3:16. It's a twenty-six-word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life, and urging us to do the same. Brief enough to write on a napkin or memorize in a moment, yet solid enough to weather two thousand years of storms and questions. If you know nothing of the Bible, start here. If you know everything in the Bible, return here. Embark on a journey of hope and encouragement with Max Lucado as he unpacks the powerful message of John 3:16.