The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. John 1:4
Jesus gave life to everything that lives, right down to the microscopic level. Nothing existed until He fashioned it into existence. But there are so many other ways He offers it. Life is granted on so many levels with implications too wonderful to take in all at once. Here are a few that make me humbly grateful.
Source of life – The Creator, Inventor, and Dreamer. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. Hebrews 11:3
Fountain of life – One who continually pours out whatever I need to live. For with You is the fountain of life. Psalm 36:9
Sustainer of life – One who sustains and enables me to persevere when I want to quit. God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life. Psalm 54:4
Everlasting life – One who gives life on the other side of the grave. The instant physical breath expires, there will be a gasp of celestial air. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. I John 5:11
New life – One who brings me from spiritual death to spiritual life. The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them. Isaiah 9:2
Resurrection life – One who calls me continually out of the graveyard of the flesh to walk in resurrection power. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. Romans 8:11
Oh, how many ways I depend on Him for ‘life’ today. He is healing my body, He is sustaining me through trouble, He is pouring out streams from His own life to enable spiritual understanding. He is wooing me to forsake my flesh, the place that is toxic to my freedom, and to step out of the tomb into resurrection life.
Every time I think I understand a simple scripture, you open it wider to my understanding. Oneness with You means more access to Life in all its forms. Thank you. Amen