The greatest story of love is the story of Jesus Christ. Since the very beginning of the Bible, God has shown His love to man. Even though He requires death as punishment for sin, God promised a redeemer who would come to earth to save mankind. Many stories in the Old Testament are used as examples to help us understand the love of God through Jesus Christ.
The sacrifices of the Old Testament were to point people to the ultimate sacrifice—Jesus Christ. While man has sinned, he can be made righteous in God’s sight through a substitutionary sacrifice on his behalf. This sacrifice was Jesus on the cross.
Jesus’ death on the cross in the place of sinners guarantees the salvation of those who come to him seeking forgiveness for their sins. This forgiveness can be had as a free gift (Romans 6:23).
The greatest story of love in the Bible can be summed up in the wonderful verse of John 3:16:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”