“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 ESV)
“For God” – The only God, all-powerful, all knowing, without beginning or end, Creator of all things.
“So loved” – More than mere compassion, more than toleration—loved, who?
“The World” – Every one of us, every human being past, present and future.
“That he gave his only son” – He and his son loved us this much. They love you and me this much. To give Jesus as the payment for all of our sins.
“That whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” The condition for receiving eternal life in the very presence of God. It is not something impossible. It is not a demand for perfection. It is believing in Jesus and what he has done for us. It is believing him, who he is and what he has done. It is trusting him and knowing he is right and truth and submitting to him.
Eternal life has been offered to each one of us. It is ours for the believing.