Life & Fruit

With Spring well underway I can't help but seeing how creation points to God.  Of course Romans 1:20  "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse"  comes to mind.  Creation is such a reminder of the greatness of God. 

When I think of life, I think of what Jesus said in John 14:6 "I am the way the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except through me."  There is a lot to ponder in that verse but for brevity sake, life is found in the Son.  This is such a power truth, that Jesus is life.  Oh, sure we can find all sorts of things that seem to give us "life" or encouragement or joy or temporary happiness.  But do they last?  True life comes from Jesus.

In Romans 5:10 Paul tells us we are saved by His life.  "For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life."  Not only is life found in Jesus, we are also saved by his life. 

As we read chapter 5 it just keeps getting better.  He goes on to tell is us verse 17 that we who have received the "abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ."  I don't know about you but that sounds pretty good to me.  


As I'm writing I see a wren perched in a tree and hear another one singing in the distance.  What are they singing about?  I can't but but think thing are singing a praise to God.  What if we ask ourselves, what is our life singing about?  Is our life singing praise to our Creator, pointing to Him as we go about our daily lives so that others might see Him too?   

One passage that has both life and fruit in it is Romans 6:22  "But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life." 

As I mentioned earlier, creation points to God. Observing the life and abundance on the farm during springtime—from baby calves and blooming flowers to delicious, sweet strawberries—offers us an eternal perspective and teaches profound spiritual truths.

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