In Him was life, and the life was the light of men – John 1:4
Eat, work, sleep, eat, work, sleep. This is the common cycle of life that most of us adhere to and it would be really hard to deviate from this. It all correlates, I must eat for energy to work, work to have food and a place to sleep, and sleep to have energy to work. This is a life where we hope to have food, hope to have a home, and we hope to have a job to pay for it all. I want to tell you that hoping for these things is NOT what God wants for you. What God wants for you is life; He wants you to have a purpose, He wants you to have fulfillment, He wants you to have joy; and all those are found in Him.
In my early faith journey, I couldn’t fathom life without hoping for choice food, a nice house, and a stellar job to pay for it all. This is what everyone was pursuing. When I thought that God wanted the very best for me and had a good life for me, that it would be evident in these aspects because these were the factors that dictated life and as a Christian, I still needed to eat to survive and work to have food to eat and a place to sleep, right? It wasn’t until I burnt myself out trying to make enough and be enough that I realized that John 1:4, says that the life cycle, that I deemed necessary, was only mere existence; you eat a bit, work a bit, and then you eventually, sleep forever. The promise of Jesus Christ is that If you want to truly live, in Him was life! There’s a big difference.
During this season, I want to remind you that God is saying that He will be sufficient and that you can rely on Him for everything and He is offering a new life that brings you out of the viciousness of mere existence and into life.
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. – John 3:16-17
Pastor of Student and Young Adult Ministries