Recently my friend asked me to make some labels for her using my handy label-maker machine. Her family kept confusing the coffee containers and masking tape just didn’t cut it. She asked for the following labels: Decaf, Half-Caf, Regular, and Espresso. This is what I gave her: Lie to Me, Half-Truths, He is Risen, and Eternal Life. She loved them! And no one ever mistook one coffee for another again.
We all have our personal tastes, even when it comes to Christianity. For some, refusing the truth seems preferable; others might pick and choose parts they like and discard ones they find less appetizing. Even among those who receive the Savior, many quickly settle back into to a regular life. But for a fortunate few, nothing less than Eternal Life will do. These are the ones who take Jesus at His word when He assured us, “I am the resurrection and the Life.” (John 11:25) Why settle for a regular life when Jesus promises so much more? “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3)
Eternal Life does not begin when we enter Heaven; Eternal Life begins when Jesus enters us.
“Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:14)
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