John 10:10 “I have come that they may have life, and have it to
Traditionally this season we all reflect upon the things that we
enjoy for which we are grateful—family, friends, jobs, homes, food, clothes,
etc. Tangibles are easy to spot and enumerate as we count our blessings. This is a good practice that keeps us out of complaining and reminds us that we have a matchless Provider in Jesus.
But as I read through the Gospel of John, I have found three
intangible provisions that Jesus wants all people to have. They are life, light
and love. Jesus painstakingly offered these three essentials to us from God
because with them we can experience vibrancy, eternal knowledge and a gripping
divine acceptance at our core level. This real experience shakes us, breaks us
and re-makes us.
I don’t even bother thinking about “Black Friday” and all the
shopping drama because I have life, light and love permeating my inner
sanctuary. I am thankful this year for the intangibles that transcend physical
items and satisfy me, like a full meal, at a deep level. This is having life to