John 10:10b-11 ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.’
Life is so much more than just breathing in and out, or just existing. The gift of life that God has for us is a life that is full and abundant. I remember when I was a child, I would go down to the beach with my Mom and her father, my grandfather. He loved to sit on the beach and eat peanuts. As a child I would say to him: ‘Grandpa are you enjoying yourself?’ and he would respond: ‘This is Life with a capital L!’ Life with a capital ‘L’ is what God wants to give you. In fact He laid down His own life to make this possible. So receive the Gift of Life that He has for you today.
Romans 6:23 ‘The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.’
We have to constantly remind ourselves that we are eternal spiritual beings having a temporary earthly experience. It is during this temporary earthly experience that we can receive this free gift of eternal life as we place our faith in Jesus Christ. Death is part of the earthly experience, but eternal life is part the eternal spiritual beings that we are.
John 5:24 ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.’
So ask Him to wash away every sin from your heart and life and receive Him and His gift of Eternal Life.
THE LIGHT OF LIFE
John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’
‘Light’ and ‘Life’ can be seen in contrast to ‘darkness’ and ‘death’. There is something so beautiful about this scripture as the Lord speaks about something incredibly special: the ‘light of life’. What a joy to know that we can know the Light of the World.
What a joy to know that we never have to walk in darkness again. What a privilege that we can have the ‘Light of Life’ in our daily lives. When we follow Christ, we can actually hold His light within ourselves. Light gives direction. Light gives us perspective. In our home we have a long dark passage. At night when I get up and move down the passage, I can get disorientated. But in the one corner is a motion sensor for our burglar alarm. As I move down the passage, it detects my movement and lights up. In that moment I can see where I am and I know where I am going.
So receive His gift of ‘The Light of Life’ and may it bring hope and direction to your heart and life.
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