December 25th has come and gone, again; focus was: the baby in the manger.
January 6th, the last day of the traditional season of Epiphany has passed, again; focus was: the wise men visiting that baby.
Gifts are used or exchanged and decorations packed up for another year to wait in the attic.
Winter cold is set in and we move on with the routine of the days.
But do we remember the WHY of it all?
The ONE reason the baby came?
“I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full.” John 10:10b NIV
Rather than a resolution, it seems to be the trend to choose a WORD for the New Year…my WORD?
Jesus says: He came.
He came to earth as that baby in the manger. He grew and became a man and loved on people, as it is recorded throughout pages and pages of the Bible. He was mocked and beaten and pierced and hung on a cross to die. He was wrapped and buried and put in a tomb. He broke out of that tomb and showed himself to many and then rose up into the clouds to be with the father in heaven, where he is alive and waits for the Father to tell him to come back and get His people..
Most of my readers know this.
But why did He do it?
Jesus says: so, “that they may have life.”
Yeh? So? We, are the they, and we all have life right? We are breathing aren’t we? Basic of all basic, I guess that is so…yet, there is more.
“and have it to the full.”
or in other translations:
“to give them a rich and satisfying life.” NLT
“and have it abundantly.” NASB
…what does this mean?
It means that Jesus did all He did so that we could have a FULL life with purpose and have life eternally.
THAT is the one reason the baby came.
Do you have life to the full?
Read and follow my posts in the days to come and I will share how we can have this LIFE to the full.