Life-giving: having the power of providing sustenance, spirit or life.
One of the most fascinating things about the world is how one thing can give life to another:
- A mother can give birth, giving life to her child.
- A flower can leave pollen behind to reproduce, giving life to other flowers.
- A cell can divide itself to multiply, giving life to other cells–which give life to life.
In all cases, the source is vital. One living source is necessary to provide life to other things.
This fact about nature also reflects a fact about the Lord. God manifests His love for us by remaining the Source in, of, and for our lives.
If you need to be filled, He fills you: “and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:19 ESV).
If you are searching for answers, He provides answers: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5 NIV).
If you need peace, He gives peace: “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace” (Psalm 29:11 NIV).
In short, He’s the living Source who will sustain you in this life, and the next one.
The next one? Huh?
Death is real. But life after death is as well. God gives us plenty of heads up about it in His Word–because just as God doesn’t want to hide Himself from you, He doesn’t want to hide this from you, either. He loves you so much that He wants you to find life in Him. And He wants you to know that you need to receive life in Him for later.
God provides security after death. He offers a place for you in heaven, because He loves you. And it’s free for you to take today.
This is not a place that is hidden from you or can be taken from you. When you make a personal decision to trust in God and live for Him now, you have this place in heaven forever.
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done in the past. He provides renewal, a new life. And He freely offers Himself for you to receive Him.
Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ (John 11:25-26 NIV).
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