Eternal life

    “Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,” (John 6:67-68 Holy Bible, New King James). Many followers of Jesus became discouraged and left. After all, he was a transient leader with no designated meeting place, teaching in the desert, the seashore, the marketplace. Apostle Peter’s question and statement is often referred to as his declaration of faith because of the astounding simplicity. He understood that Jesus had the words of eternal life. There was no better place to go.
    Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for being all I need. Amen.
    Devotion by Violet Carr Moore

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of out faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2. The question must be asked, What kind of joy would there be hanging on a cross? The scripture says that the joy was set before Him—the joy was youand me. The heartbeat of God has always been for humanity, regardless of the personal price He would choose to pay at Calvary. His heart beats ardently for the 7.65 billion people on…

I have a friend in Louisiana who has cancer that has spread throughout her body. Her prognosis is that she will be gone from this life in a few short weeks. Delisa just turned 50 and it seems to me it’s too young to be leaving us. She is a vibrant leader who serves with her husband in leadership. She wrote a note to her friends stating that leaving this world and going to be with Jesus was what her life was all about.

I think she read Revelation 2:10,

“Fear none of those things which thou shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

Yes, there is a crown of life waiting for those who are faithful! What an assurance for those who serve the Lord.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I want to inherit that crown of life. Give me strength to be faithful unto death for there is a crown of life just for me.

Devotion by Kaye Singleton