And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son (1 John 5:11).
This is it. This is the Good News. This is why we are willing to plow our way through natural living—so we can have supernatural living. Eternal life! That’s why the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden had to be protected from guilty persons and saved for forgiven persons, because those who eat of this tree will live forever. Jesus is the life. He is the way, the truth, and the life.
I used to wonder why God had to send us to earth in order to give us this eternal life. Couldn’t He just have created us up there and kept us there? It looks like He tried that one time with angels, and then one third of them rebelled, and God saw the benefits of choice. If He wants family, would He make robots? If He wants to live in harmony with this family, would He allow rebels in His door? He had to give us a choice. He doesn’t want to live for eternity with someone who did not choose Him. Can you imagine a marriage like that? Someone who is just there for the benefits?
No, that’s not what God wanted. He wants a love relationship with us that has to start with us choosing Him because He already chose us. He will follow us to the ends of the earth trying to get us to love Him and choose Him as our own personal God. I, for one, will follow Him to the ends of the earth trying to learn how to love Him like He wants to be loved. I’m His. He’s mine.
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.