“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10b
I can’t count the number of times I’ve quoted this verse. It means so much to me and I pray it means a lot to you. It’s in this verse that Jesus not only promises to give us eternal life, but also life more abundantly. One of the first images that comes to mind when reading this verse is what David wrote in Psalm 23:8, “You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies, You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.” David experienced an overflowing cup in the presence of his enemies because the Lord was his Shepherd.
The abundant life Jesus promises us is not without problems and pain. In fact, Jesus said in John 16:33, “In this world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” The abundant life is a life that faces problems and pain and makes good use of them knowing the Lord is our Shepherd. This is what makes the abundant life better than anything we could have expected or imagined.
Do you want to experience a more abundant life? Do you want to learn how to make good use of problems and pain? If so, join us Wednesday night as we tackle the parable of “The Good Shepherd” found in John 10:1-21. We will learn how the Good Shepherd can cause our cups to overflow no matter what situation we find ourselves in.
God bless you all and hope to see you there!