Tuesday, March 6
Scripture: John 3:14-21

Forever. That’s a hard word for us – humans – to wrap our brains around. In our lives, nothing lasts forever.

All good things must come to an end: vacations, Christmas, dessert.

We lose jobs, relationships, loved ones. Letting go and saying goodbye become second nature.

But in this week’s passage, we are promised forever. Eternal life, beyond this earthly existence.

In John 3:16 – the often quoted, widely repeated scripture – we find some of the Bible’s most reassuring and comforting concepts: love, giving, believing, eternity.

We learn of God’s selfless love after he gives us his only Son. We learn that through believing, we will have eternal life.

Nevertheless, digesting that isn’t always easy.

I lost my only brother last year. He was a passionate follower of Christ. While I believe he’s now resting in the arms of the Lord, processing eternity is difficult.

It’s hard to imagine what eternal life looks like.

Perhaps this week’s reading gives us a glimpse: “…the light has come into the world…those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”

In dark moments, we are called to the light. The light always overcomes the darkness. Eternal life is living in the light with the Lord. Forever.

Prayer: Dear God, Your love is forever. We thank you for sending us your only Son. Through him, we are saved and promised eternal life. Help us remember to always walk in faith and seek the light.

 – Aixa Diaz

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