Who ever has the Son has life

[12] Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.- 1 John 5:12 ESV

Coming back from India, it is easy to come back treasuring our things more. We easily think “I need to be more thankful for what God has given me, look how little they have. I have a nice house, a comfortable bed, AC, games, entertainment music. Man! I am so blessed!”

I pray this would not be us…. I pray it would not be our team. I pray as we saw this man.


This man who was had clear joy in life, despite the fact he lived isolated from family because of his leprosy, and despite living in a place with very limited technology ad comforts of life. He had a deep Joy. He had joy to sing of Jesus Christ who had washed his sins away, he had joy to proclaim about His saviour to people who didn’t even speak his language!

How? Why?

Because [12] Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life- (1 John 5:12 ESV)

Life isn’t found in success or technology as we so easily think. Its not found in getting a new iPhone… or getting to sleep in a comfortable bed with 24/7 AC. It is found in Jesus Christ. It is found in KNOWING him personally. Its found in obeying God joyfully out of a gratitude for the salvation found in Jesus.

This man, who had been abandoned by his family, left by the world, and attacked by his own body knew life. He had true life… in Christ. And its a life that many people here in Dubai not have…. Its perhaps a life that some of you who came on the surge trip do not know about.

But its a life that you can have! Its given freely through Jesus Christ who came and died for your sins, and your rebellion. And who rose from the dead and reigns as KING now!

He is the one you were made for. He was the one you were made to be happy in. He is the one were all made more.

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