Jesus said, "I came that you might have life and have it to the full" (John 10:10).
And as I observe church going Americans, I think we have taken Jesus at His word on this. This is probably the most obeyed command of Jesus in the Bible.
Most of our lives are just full.
- full of activities
- full of running here, running there, running everywhere not really accomplishing anything of lasting importance
- full of stress
- full of unpaid bills
- which leads to even more stress and now coupled with anxiety
- our lives are so full of it!
I know this isn't what Jesus had in mind when He told us to that He came to this world to make our lives full.
There is a huge difference between full life and a fulfilling life. The life He came to give, the life offered is the fulfilling life. And that is what this day - Good Friday - is all about. It is "Good" because Jesus came to die and descend into hell to rise again on the third day to enable those who believe in Him and trust Him to live fulfilled lives.
And that is indeed good news.
Blessed Good Friday everyone.