GOOGLE has the ability to know what specific search was the most searched phrase on any specific day.
On January 8, 2009, “JOHN 3:16″ was the most searched phrase on Google. The next day, John 3:16 remained in the top ten.
Why was the world so curious for that specific 48 hour span about the Bible verse that reads, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”?
On January 8, 2009, the Florida Gators defeated the Oklahoma Sooners in the NCAA College Football Championship Game. Tim Tebow, the Florida Gators MVP quarterback, had a message written on his eye black. It said simply, “John 3:16.”
When asked about his eye black message, Tebow answered, “In this game, I knew there’d be a lot of people watching, and this verse represents Christianity in a very good way…It’s sort of the essence of Christianity,” he said. “So I felt people will say: ‘Hey, What’s that verse?’ Hopefully, some people will look at it.”
While the Gators were beating the Sooners 24-14, John 3:16 became the most searched topic of the day on Google – far ahead of “Oprah,” “Obama speech,” “Why is milk white,” and “What is a Sooner?”
Who knew writing eight characters on eye black could make such a difference in the world?
I want to challenge you to stop thinking that you cannot make a difference in this world. God can use you in ways that you cannot imagine. Whether you are sitting in a cubicle at work, at a school desk, or in front of your laptop at home, God can use you to make a huge dent in this world.
How can God use you today to steer people towards him and make a difference in other peoples’ lives?