God has given us eternal life. This life is in his Son.

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:11-12).

God has created us for eternal life. He has opened up the way for us to have eternal life. Eternal life is God’s gift. We do not eternal life by our own good works. We come to the cross of Christ. We receive the Saviour.Through faith in him – we receive eternal life. We do not ask the question – “Am I worthy to receive eternal life?” We ask the question- “What has Jesus done for me?” From Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection – we have God’s answer to our question. Jesus died for us. He has triumphed over death. For him – there was suffering. For us – there is salvation. When death seems to be all-powerful – let us remember Jesus. Let us rejoice in him. May the good news of his victory over death fill our hearts with true gladness. We read the good news – “this is the testimony; God has given us eternal life – and this life is in his Son.” May we receive this good news with joyful faith. May we share this good news with joyful faith – calling upon others to come – in faith – ot the Saviour and receive his gift of eternal life.

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