Supplying all we need

My grandson wanted music as we drove, so I pulled out a CD and inserted it in the player. Children’s voices floated through the van. One of the first phrases I heard is still echoing in my brain, a week later. “Jesus is the source of all I need.”

Wow. What a big idea for the two-year-old in the back seat. What a big idea for this grandma, much older than two!

As a matter of fact, Jesus said his purpose was to give us even more than we need. He wants to give everyone who comes to him a rich and satisfying life.

What do you need to have a rich and satisfying life? Is Jesus the source of that? Perhaps it is not the things we need in life, but the person. The Gospels are full of Jesus’ words that tell us what He is and what He supplies for us.

Here are three:

Peace – “I am leaving you with a gift,” Jesus said, “peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”

Healing – The punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Freedom – God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. Wow. Christ bought our freedom so we can be children of God. 

I’m still pondering this, trying to put into words everything that Christ supplies in my life. These three things are just the beginning of my list, off the top of my head, things that have been very important to me.

Give me a few more days, and the list will be much longer. That’s not even touching all the promises about the One I follow someday returning for ME and giving me eternal life.

Pages and pages could be written about what Christ brings to us. Oh, wait. I guess they have already been written— you’ll find all the details in the Scriptures.

Take time to think about this. Make your own list and re-read or write down the Scriptures and promises explaining what Christ supplies to you, details of how He gives you a rich and satisfying life.

That life is your inheritance, child of God.

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Scriptures: John 10:10; John 14:27; Isaiah 53:5; Galatians 4:5 (all NLT)

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