Life: In All Its Fullness

 

28th November

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.”

John 10:10

When Jesus came to the earth, as mentioned yesterday, He didn’t just come as a ticket to Heaven. He came so that we could live life to its fullness here now on this earth. When we pray ‘Lord let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven’ we are praying for every blessing that is in Heaven to become real on this Earth in our everyday lives. Jesus came to bring peace in our troubled world, life where there was only death and joy when there was despair. He came to penetrate every part of our thinking, choices and actions with His glory. This is life in its fullness. Living in Him and for Him. Life without Christ is not worth living. It becomes only temporary satisfaction. It is only Jesus that can fill our hearts to overwhelming. Invite the life giver into every part of your heart and watch and see Jesus’ blessings overwhelm your souls.

The Way, The Truth, The Life

27th November

Jesus told him,“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really know Me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him!””

John 14:6-7

Have you ever wondered how to get to Heaven? Well, the answer is simple; through Jesus. There is no special ticket or no trick questions to answer or no religious act you have to do. Just simply, through Jesus. If you don’t believe these words, then read Jesus’ own words. He said of Himself, ‘That no one can come to the Father except through Me’. He alone is the way, the truth and the life. He is the way to Heaven, He is the truth of God in His fullness, and He is the life beyond life.

Yet Jesus’ words were so much more than just simply directing us to Heaven. Jesus, above all, wanted and wants us to know God for ourselves. He wants us to have a personal relationship with Him, with the Father and with the Holy Spirit. That is why He said, ‘When you know Me, you know who My Father is’. Jesus said this, because He wanted to emphasize that He and His Father are One. He wanted His disciples to know who the ‘Father’ was, who ‘Elohim’ was, who ‘Yahweh’ was, who the ‘God’ that they and their ancestors had been worshipping all of their lives. He wanted to show them that the God of the Torah, of the stories of old, of Moses, Abraham and Isaac, was standing right in front of them, reaching out to have a relationship with them, both in the ‘now’ and ‘eternally’ in Heaven.

We too are presented with the same challenge today. Jesus presents Himself in front of us as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He wants us to have a relationship with Him now and forever more. Is Jesus the way, truth and life for you?