"Jesus is Our Life"
Jesus was very clear about why he had come into this world. It wasn't to pass judgement. It wasn't to congratulate good people who followed the rules. Jesus came into the world to bring life, an abundant life that fills us to overflowing,This has always been God's intention towards his people. God created us to experience a life of fulfillment and promise. It is his heart to to give us more than we need, to flood our lives with fullness of blessing.
Yet God's people have consistently chosen to walk a path of disobedience & rebellion, a path that leads to death. But God was not willing to leave us on that path. He sent his Son to bear the curse of our sin for us, to pay the price of our sins, once and for all. Gods made it possible for us to get off the road that leads to destruction and onto the road that leads to eternal life. Jesus offers all those who enter this new life through him a forever life in the presence of God. Let us remember that he is not only the provider of this life, he is our life!
"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, 20 loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” (Debt. 30:19-20)
So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:7-10)