What Jesus Gives

Three statements I received from Jesus this week from the book of the disciple whom Jesus loved:

  • Light of The World (John 8:12)
  • Peace I leave with you (John 14:27)
  • Life to the fullest (John 10:10)

In recent past few weeks, I’ve been busy with assignments and preparation for exams alongside with other unspeakable things that even I didn’t know what caused and left me in very weak condition. I really felt that I just a weak human at that time and so desperate to need Jesus and even I couldn’t pray by myself, and lucky me I got one faithful friend who was willing to pray for me. Like a soldier who had been attacked in any way I lied up on my bed in the state of hopelessness, tired, painful and extremely troubled. I just could relied on the promise of Jesus when finally I arrived at reading a chapter that states our life is not against the flesh and blood but against the rules of darkness and evil spirits who tried to condemn us and put negative thoughts on us.

Furthermore, I realized that actually Jesus the hope, the main and the only reason why I can put my confident expectation upon Him not only in times of need but in times of joy as well. Just like a song entitled “This is How We Overcome” come into live, whenever I worship and praise Jesus, my mourning was turned into joy.  Like John 8:12 said that He is the light of the world and whoever decided to follow Him will not walk in darkness but will walk in the light. It dawned on me that this is definitely not talking about sunlight or light from my bedroom’s lamp bulbs. This verse spoke to me that during times of sorrow, grief, guilt, painful and desperation which relates to dark condition where everything is so gloomy, clueless and had nowhere to turn into; Jesus is coming as an inspiration and confident hope that His crucifixion on the cross provides enlightment that I am accepted and approved before God thus I shall no longer walk in my mourning but shall walk in the condition of full peace and joy, free of condemnation because Jesus has bore all of my sins as the God’s will and perfect demonstration of a classic-grandeur statement of love-that God so loved the world (John 3:16).

Hence, Jesus promised to us that He left His peace to all of us that the peace is different with the peace we may get from our shelter, parents, and friends (John 14:27). It strikes my mind when I realized the reasons why Jesus is so calm and confident when He encountered trials and persecutions in the bible during His times near His death on the cross. He was able to face King Herod and Pilates, Pharisees and Sadducees, even His own betrayer. Only once He was afraid to death that He prayed in the Gethsemane (Matthew 26:31-56). Those kinds of peace that He promises to left for us as the form of the Holy Spirit, another helper who Jesus sent to teach, guide and comfort me (John 14:15-18).

Gary Delashmut stated that, “Through the Holy Spirit’s indwelling, we are freed from fear of God to talk with him as “Papa” (Rom. 8:15,16), we experience God’s love (Rom. 5:5), and God’s hope and peace (Rom. 15:13) that upholds us regardless of our circumstances”. [1]

So I could walk forever in His presence and live my life to the fullest as what He intends and the reason why He came to the world (John 10:10).

 

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