Did Jesus live an abundant life? This question was asked on a recent Sunday by a pastor at church. My very first reaction before I even had time to think about it was “no.” Then I promptly thought how could I even think that? Had today’s society influenced me so much that I thought Jesus – the Son of God did not have an abundant life. In today’s world of everything supersized – from our food to our cars, our view of abundance has been somewhat misguided. When one thinks of abundance today we think of how much money we make, how big our house is, or how many “toys” we have. I had to do some soul searching because I knew Jesus had an abundant life. But what was abundant about His life? His abundance was found in His Father, His work here on earth, and in dying on the cross to save us. It was not in the stuff He had or didn’t have. He was always seeking to do the will of the Father, so is that how to have an abundant life? I can only follow the example He set before me and chose to seek the will God as well.
John 10:10 ” The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”