Life That Lasts

I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. –John 10:10

Eternal life—you tend to think of it in terms of existence that never comes to an end. And the existence it seems to imply—a sort of religious experience in the sky—leaves you wondering if you would want it to go on forever. But Jesus is quite clear that when he speaks of eternal life, what he means is life that is absolutely wonderful and can never be diminished or stolen from you. He says, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10). Not "I have come to threaten you into line," or "I have come to exhaust you with a long list of demands." Not even "I have come primarily to forgive you." But simply, My purpose is to bring you life in all its fullness.

In other words, eternal life is not primarily duration but quality of life, "life to the limit." It cannot be stolen from you, and so it does go on. But the focus is on the life itself. "In him was life," the apostle John said of Jesus, "and that life was the light of mankind" (John 1:4).

Pause and ask this: "God I need Life! Come and fill me with your life today! I give my life to you to be filled with your life!"

Excerpts From: John Eldredge. "Restoration Year."
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