I am the resurrection and the life. John 11:25I love my handy little label-maker. Truth be told, I use it more than necessary.

Not that long ago, a friend asked me if I would print some labels for her. Of course I was delighted! Apparently, her family enjoyed having a variety of coffee. However, they kept confusing the different coffee containers. My friend liked her home clean and tidy. Ugly masking tape on the containers simply would not do.

So she asked me to make her the following labels:

  • Decaf
  • Half-Caf
  • Regular
  • Espresso

When I met her the next day, this is what I gave her:

  • Lie to Me
  • Half-Truths
  • He is Risen
  • Eternal Life

She loved them! And no one ever mistook one coffee for another again.

The Promise

We all have our personal tastes, even when it comes to Christianity. For some, lies are simply more attractive than the truth. 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 a regular life. But for a bold and courageous few, nothing less than exhilarating Eternal Life will do. Right here. Right now.

These are the ones who take Jesus at His Word, “I am the resurrection and the Life.” (John 11:25 ESV)

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 ESV)

Eternal Life does not begin when we enter Heaven; Eternal Life begins when Jesus enters us.

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“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 ESV)

How about you? Have you settled for a regular life? What would it look like to take hold of Jesus’s promise, “I am the resurrection and the Life”?

Do you enjoy digging deep into God’s Word? Do you long for His truth to penetrate deep into your life and soul? If you do, I invite you to explore my Behind the Seen Bible studies series, including HAGAR and LEGION – fascinating stories of people who experienced profound transformation after an encounter with the Living God.

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