Sunday, December 15, 2013

Behold He Comes, Bringing Life

(Advent, waiting for the coming of Christ. He came once, as the Christmas babe we greet; one day He will come again to set things right. For the four Sundays of December we will celebrate Advent by finishing the statement: Behold he comes, bringing... with a final installment on Christmas Day.)

Of all the writers of scripture, John best portrayed the truth of Jesus Christ as life. Here are three statements recorded by John:

In him was life, and that life was the light of men (John 1:4).

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die" (John 11:25).

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life (1 John 5:11-12).

Prayer -- Lord, You breathed life into us at creation; You are our source of life. Yet You offer us even more. You offer eternal life. This Advent Season, might people seek You for the life that only You can give.

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