How has your life been? How has it looked lately?
Is it marked by joy or misery? Is it marked by thanksgiving or complaining? Is it marked by peace or anxiety? Is it marked by the richness of humility or by the emptiness of pride? Is it full of hope or despair? Is it in Christ or is it in sin?
This past Sunday, John had us ask ourselves again and again if we trusted in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. Have we trusted in Him? Have we trusted in the testimony of God through the “water, blood, and the Spirit?â€
If we truly trust in Jesus Christ, then we have eternal life. Praise God! But John goes on to describe what this life looks like: â€œAnd this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.â€
Jesus is the embodiment of life. He is the source and the definition of life. We have life if we have Him, and we donâ€™t have life if we donâ€™t have Him. John is not just speaking of eternal life after death. Heaven would not be eternal life if Jesus were not there.
For those in Christ, eternal life starts today. Joy and peace are given today. Hope is a reality today.
The question isâ€¦ is true life a reality for us today? If not, maybe we placed our faith in the wrong objects. Maybe we have placed our treasures in things that will not sustain and will not last.
Maybe youâ€™re reading this, and youâ€™ve realized that you donâ€™t truly believe and trust in Jesus as your Savior and Lord. Well, itâ€™s not too late, and itâ€™s never too early to trust in Him.
Maybe youâ€™re reading this, realizing that even though you do believe, you still are dissatisfied and miserable. For that, the Scripture calls us to come to Christ. Donâ€™t turn to the world for your hope and treasure. Abide in Him and find life.
May you find life in Christ and continue to rest in Him. See you all on Sunday for our Sabbath worship.