“And this is the testimony: God gave eternal life to us, and this life is in his Son. The one who has the Son has life. The one who doesn’t have God’s Son does not have life” (1 John 5:11-12, CEB).
God is love. But, love, God’s love, is incomplete and unfulfilled unless it’s received and reciprocated. So, God is desperately seeking humans to love Him back. To have fellowship with Him. To enter into a love-relationship with Him.
But, the reality of God’s love is not the reality we see. The reality we see says that life on Earth is all there is. The reality we see tells us that when we die we’re done.
Yet, there’s a real reality beyond the reality we see. This unseen reality of God’s love says that life on Earth is just the beginning of life. This unseen reality of God’s love says that life on Earth is preparation for eternal life with God.
We can know that God’s love is real because God Himself has testified of His love for us. God’s testimony is that He sent His Son to Earth to become like us so human beings could enter into a love-relationship with Him.
God is seeking an eternal love-relationship with you. So, He sent His Son, Jesus, to Earth to bring eternal life to human beings, to bring eternal life to you.
And, when you receive Jesus, you receive eternal life. And eternal life–that’s the real reality.
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born from God. (1 John 5:1, CEB)