As I was reading today these words from 1 John 5:11-12 jumped out at me.
And this is the testimony: That God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
The testimony, the truth, that we all need to understand, to believe, and to walk out is that God has given us eternal life. Period. Its a done deal. He did His part and has given it to us. He has made the way and provided it for us to realize the benefits of this gift of eternal life. We do that by accepting His provision. We do that by understanding that we have the gift of life eternal through His Son. The thing that I love knowing is that He has given not will give but has given. It already exists for us. He gave it to us through/via His Son.
Think of it this way ... you live across the country, far from your family. You dad goes out and purchases for you, what He consider the perfect gift, to make your life amazing just because He loves you. The delivery man drops it at your house and you have this terrific gift sitting there that will make every area of your life better. Do you open it?
The Father has given us the gift of eternal life and He sent it to us via His Son. Do we start living it? It's an amazing abundant life that begins the moment you take delivery! Start living it today! Don't wait and don't waste it by leaving it unopened sitting on hold.
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit love you and their gift of eternal life is truly the most perfectly amazing gift you'll ever get.