Arguably the most famous verse in the Bible comes from today’s reading, John 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. The important part to remember is that eternal life is not an extension of our earthly lives. Eternal life does not have death, sickness, evil, or sin. It is a new life in the presence of our perfect Father with no fear or anxiety about the future. We hang onto these earthly lives because we do not know any better. But what awaits us in eternity is so much greater than any of us can ever imagine.