2 Chronicles 36: 14-16. 19-23
Such was the persistence of God’s people in pursuing their own way and ignoring the Lord’s that they found themselves exiled from the land promised to them.  But the Lord worked through Cyrus, a gentile, to restore his people to their land and relationship with him.

Ephesians 2: 4-10

The great gift of God’s boundless love and grace comes to us in Jesus, and fills our everyday lives in the Spirit.  When we hand ourselves over to the Lord’s love, he recreates us as his works of art.

John 3: 14-21
Nicodemus has come to Jesus by night.  In the shadows of this conversation of wondering and searching, Jesus speaks of the love of the Father and the healing that is made possible for all people through the gift of his own life and his sacrifice on the cross.