Reread. - John 3:16.
For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16
God gave us His Son Jesus who died on our behalf to pay for our sin.
This free gift provides a bridge to repair the broken relationship between God and the people He loves.
The Gift Illustration.
At Christmas there is a gift under the tree with your name on it.
Did you do anything to earn this gift? No
What do you need to do to make this free gift actually become yours?
Take it/receive it.
God has freely offered Jesus to us as a free gift, but He doesn’t force Him on us.
We have to individually choose to receive His gift.