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We Worship in Triune God

Jereesh John
St. Thomas MTC, NY

12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Life in Christ and Life through Christ is an important theme in today’s bible reading portion. This is written by John, who was one of Jesus’ inner circle of disciples (together with James and Peter) and “the disciple whom Jesus loved” and the one who reclined “next to him “(John 13:23).

We are living in an era, in which one’s value is solely depended on what one has/earns or how influential one is. Many avoid church because of the feeling that they are not up to the mark when compared to their fellow church members. Many people end up in this trap of trying to attain worldly possessions in an attempt to increase one’s
self worth and hence far away from Christ and the abundant life through him. In Johns gospel Jesus clearly said that “I have come so that you may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). What do we have today? Abundance of possessions or abundant life through Christ?

What is this Life in Christ, who came by water and blood? Christ is the author and finisher of our faith who came to this world in the fullness of time. He came through water and blood.  Water and blood are necessary for the cleansing in OT period. Jesus came and got baptized by water and shed his blood on the cross for our redemption and became an ultimate sacrifice for sin once for all. After that the Holy spirit testifies about Him at the present time and guides us in our daily life. [John 14: 26, 16:8].

In our life we are accepting so many testimonies from our friends and peers. In other words we are ready to accept certain things without analyzing the truth. Then how much more we should accept Gods testimony about his Son and the life He is offering! Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life [v12]. It is never too late to discipline ourselves to find out and cling to the eternal and leave the temporary behind.

Jesus asked Peter after he went fishing, Children do you have any food? He looked at Jesus with empty hands and life. The same Peter along with John went to the temple for prayer and when a crippled man asked for money he replied “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of the Jesus Christ of Nazareth walk” [Acts 3:1-8]. He grew from the emptiness to the fullness of Christ. Dear brothers and sisters, what do you have in life now? Have you found the life in Christ? Are you living a life through Christ?


May the promise of our God, guidance of the Holy Spirit and the eternal life through Christ lead us in this wilderness. Amen.

“It is never too late to take the U turn and enter to the narrow road to eternity”.

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