Source ~ A place, person, or thing from which something originates or can be obtained.
Where does life come from? If your thoughts are trailing down the path of sperm cells, eggs and zygotes, you’re heading in the wrong direction… life has a source, an unending source.
Even though our physical lives on earth have an expiry date, do you know that God has provided an alternative source of life that is unending for anyone who wants it? A life that transcends all that is natural, is eternal in nature, and that we can start to live out of, even before the physical expression of our lives fade away.
Think about what this could mean! Freedom from the fear of death, panic, anxiety and all its cohorts, joy in place of depression; which is linked to fear. Access to the creative stream as an expressive outlet of purpose; leading to fulfilment. Continuous health and healing from the source of life for our bodies if we’re ever sick, an infusion of zest, energy, boldness and power from the original wellspring and a life full of hope!
When Jesus first attempted to tell His disciples about this life, they just didn’t get it. He said;
“I am the way, the truth, and the life…” – John 14:6(a)
The response from His disciples; “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” and “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us”, indicated that they were clueless as to what Jesus was trying to reveal to them.
Do you get it, or are you clueless, just like the early disciples (bless them)?
Jesus is that source, the source of all life; physical and eternal, the source of all wisdom, knowledge, understanding, creativity, healing, power and love; it all flows from Him.
In John 14:6, He was actually saying, ‘I am the unending source of life’.
It’s quite simple really, but as humans, we like to reason and use logic to explain concepts and ideas. That’s what the disciples were doing; using human reasoning to question Spiritual ideology, but Jesus was talking about a realm beyond the reach of natural reasoning, that requires faith to access it; the Spiritual realm.
We’re familiar with the spiritual when it comes to ghosts, the paranormal and the spooky supernatural, but there’s a Holy side of spirituality, that is higher and more powerful than the dark side filtered through our screens (conquered by Jesus on the cross), that seeks to mortify and terrify us.
God offers us access to that unending Supernatural life through the Spirit of His Son, the HOLY SPIRIT.
Have you heard the words to the song ‘Fame’ by Irene Cara? (it’s an old one!), the chorus goes like this;
I’m gonna live for ever
I’m gonna learn how to fly (high)
I feel it coming together
People will see me and cry (pray)
I’m gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame (flame)
I’m gonna live forever
Baby remember my name
I’m not sure about the ‘flying high’, and ‘people crying when they see me’ bits (Jesus’ kingdom isn’t built on self-centred living!), but the offer of an unending source of life depicted in the imagery of the song above by Cara, spoken about by Jesus the son of God, in John 14, and by Paul and many other disciples, is today, accessible to all.
Today, Jesus is still saying; “I am the way, the truth and the life…”
Why live a life with an expiry date on it when you can live a life with an unending source that transcends into eternity?