The best kind of life
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your life? Would you rate it as high or low or somewhere in the middle? What if you were to have God in your life, do you think that would make any difference?
Why am I asking these questions? In the Bible, Jesus makes an incredible claim. He says that he came into the world to give people life. Not just any life, he said he came so people could have life to the full (John 10:10). Yet, what kind of a life was he talking about?
Many of us dream of a life where we have plenty of money. Maybe we’ve even put a figure on it. We know just how much we need to pay off the mortgage and live a comfortable life where we can do all that we want to do without having to work too hard. There is a certain amount of appeal about a life like that, but it isn’t what Jesus is talking about.
Another dream we might have is a life of perfect health. Illness and weakening bodies so often get in the way of us living the lives we want to live. They frustrate and hinder. A life without sickness or dodgy knees certainly has its merits, yet it isn’t what Jesus is talking about.
A life of adventure is a life of excitement. Whether it is the thrill of throwing yourself off a bridge attached only by a bungee cord or the discovery of new sights and places, there is never a dull moment. Certainly, that’s a life that appeals to many, yet it isn’t what Jesus is talking about here.
What about a life of leisure? Imagine sitting in your favourite armchair, your favourite drink in your hand, the dog lying across your feet and you’re watching your favourite show on Netflix. Does that sound attractive? Yet, again it isn’t what Jesus is talking about here.
So, what is Jesus talking about when he speaks of ‘life to the full’? He is talking about a life where we know God. He is speaking of a life where our sins are dealt with through the cross of Jesus, where we experience the care of God every day and know that we will spend eternity with him.
Jesus is saying that a life with God is the best life we can have. He is telling us that it is better than money, health, adventure and leisure. Yet, that is not all. He is also saying that he came into this world so that each of us could enjoy this life through him.
So, if you knew God, would it make a positive difference in your life? If we listen to Jesus, then the answer is an absolute yes. If you want to know more why not contact us through our contact form.