Read John 5:16-30
Today, a new member of the family is born. Because of this pandemic, pregnancy and giving birth have been filled with risk. Our only armor is our faith and confidence to our God who is sovereign above all. Seeing my nephew, even only through photos and video clips in the meantime, lifted our spirits and gave as new hope in the faithfulness and goodness of God.
Greater than the news our family has received today is the good news Jesus Christ, our Savior, declares. In Him, is eternal life. We were once spiritually dead, but because of God's love and faithfulness to mankind, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to bring the good news of repentance and forgiveness of sins. God freely has given life to others and even calls the dead to life.
Despite our situation now, it is still possible to experience heaven here on earth. John 5: 24 says, "Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life." This tells us the truth that when we place our faith and trust in Jesus, our new life in him begins now, here on and earth.
In Jesus Christ, there is life!