11th & 12th March
“For You have given Him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one You have given Him. And this is the way to have eternal life – to know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the One you sent to earth.”
Millions of people have searched endlessly and tirelessly to find the answer to today’s question in the title of this devotion. Un-told films have been made, countless songs written and even religions invented to try to get the answer of eternal life. Some say you have to do ‘this ritual or that ritual’ to get eternal life, some say you don’t have to do anything at all other than be in a constant meditative state of self cleansing.
Yet if people would just look to God, the source of all truth, they would find the answer they are looking for. There is no hidden text that needs to be decrypted by an Indiana Jones type quest. They is no need even for it to be for debate.
The answer is simple; so simple that even children can understand. Jesus said plainly and clearly, in His prayer to His Father, moments before He would be betrayed by Judas, that the way to eternal life is ‘by knowing the Father’ and ‘Jesus Christ’. Eternal life is found in knowing the Godhead. This also is not some mystic path to follow but an invitation to accept. God helps us to get to know Him – He invites us to get to know Him. He gave us His Holy Spirit so that the Spirit would lead us into a deeper relationship with Him. Praise God, that we can have eternal life through our relationship with Him.