And this is the testimony; God has given us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have
the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:11-12
I like clarity. Verse twelve is very clear about who has
life and who doesn’t have life. As we prepare for the new year and all it has
for us, it’s eternally important for us to ask whether or not we have the Son
of God in our lives. It’s not a difficult question and most reading this will
know right away if he or she “has” the Son of God.
And yet, it’s a wonderful question to ask and answer. Think
of it. You have the Son of the Living God in your life. You pray to him; you
read His word; you talk to others about Him; and He guides you. If you were to
tell others who are not in the faith this, they might question your sanity, but
those of us who are in this faith know exactly what you are talking about.
Rejoice that he’s considered you worthy to be called a
Child of God; and continue to pray for the opportunities of inviting others
into the Kingdom.