December 20 – Blessed to Have Eternal Life

When the apostle John was young, he walked beside Jesus and he penned his gospel account that is filled with distinctions between light and dark. As an old man John wrote letters to those who wanted to follow Jesus’ teachings. There are so many things he could have shared as he pondered the past. He contemplated the present situation and addressed the need to love faithfully and to remain obedient to God’s commands. John knew false teaching was a real enemy so he pleaded with his readers to practice discernment. Then John concluded one of his letters by giving needed assurance. I write this to you who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) the name of the Son of God [in the peculiar services and blessings conferred by Him on men], so that you may know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that you [already] have life, yes, eternal life.”  What a blessing his words must have been then and how they remain a blessing to all who still yearn to follow Jesus today. We are blessed with eternal life. All praise to God! We do not need to wait until death ushers us into life; through God’s Holy Spirit we can live with eternal life kind of hope even now. Jesus is the Key that opens the door.

1 John 5:13 AMP