Monday, May 16, 2011
It seems that most everyone today wants to have an abundant life. But what is it? How do you get it?
The abundant life is not something way out there somewhere for you to reach for, something for you to earn, achieve, or barter for. No, it is a pure gift, the sheer gift of a gracious God who comes to give it to you.
He has loved you with an everlasting love. He has sent His one and only Son from heaven to lay down his life for you, to die for you and raise you up again, and to give you a new and abundant life in Him. He offers you His free forgiveness and full salvation, not only for this life but also for the life to come. Your eternal life with God begins now, at your baptism or at the moment you first believe, and it continues on and on by the power of the Holy Spirit into life eternal.
Jesus comes to you, calling you by name, so you may believe and receive the good news gospel truth of God's great love for you, and the full, abundant, abounding, overflowing life He offers.
"I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full." (John 10)
"These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing, you may have life in His name." John 20