The Apostle John was staggered by the magnitude of God's love and its implications. He stressed it so much that he is often called "the Apostle of love." This comment from 1 John 3:1 makes a fitting commentary on the central point of John 3:16: "See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God." The language is as simple as the truth is profound: "how great." John doesn't employ a dozen adjectives, because all the superlatives in human language wouldn't even come close to declaring the full truth. He simply calls our attention to the inexpressible wonder of it.