He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life (1 John 5:12).
What is this life that Jesus has, and anyone who does not have Him as their Savior AND their Lord does not have this life?
It’s a life of Grace, a life of Power, a life of Peace, a life of Joy, a life of Love; in other words, it is a life of perfect everything because the Lover of our souls is THE Perfect Everything. We can’t look to people to give us all this. They don’t have it. But we can all have Mr. Perfect Everything and be happy beyond belief!
I’m old enough to remember when people were simpler than they are now. There was a gentleman in my neighborhood, an unpretentious man who didn’t mind others knowing his song. He was always singing, “I woke up this mornin’ with my mind stayed on Jesus. I walked around all day with my mind stayed on Jesus. I’m gonna go to heaven with my mind stayed on Jesus. Well Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”
Life with Jesus is like that. Joy is simple. And the Joy of the Lord is our strength!