BECAUSE HE LIVES

Scripture Reading: John 14:18-20

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you also will live.” (John 14:18,19)

Jesus makes an amazing promise to us — “Because I live, you also will live.” In the prologue of John’s gospel, we read these words about Jesus — “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4). Jesus is life in its fullness. He is the source of all life — “All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing, that was made” (John 1:3).

Jesus is the source of eternal of eternal life — “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus paid the supreme price to enable us to live eternally in His presence. He delivers us from eternal death and procures eternal life for us.

Jesus is the source of resurrected life — “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though He die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25,26) Well, do YOU believe this? If so, Jesus guarantees that our bodies will be resurrected one day and will be reunited with our souls.

Jesus Christ lives and what is amazing is that He lives in us — “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

We all know the words to the Gaither chorus “Because He Lives.” They beautifully remind us of the truth that Jesus stated, “Because I live you also will live.”

“Because He lives I can face tomorrow. Because He lives all fear is gone; Because I know He holds the future, and life is worth the living just because He lives.” (Gloria and Bill Gaither)

Lord Jesus, source of all life, I know that because You live, I also will live. You gave me physical life. You purchased eternal life for me and You guarantee resurrected life to me. Indeed, life is worth the living just because You live.

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