Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

John 11:25-26 ESV

I can only imagine what was going through this lady’s mind when Jesus said this. I know for me it is incredibly challenging to fully comprehend that I simply have to BELIEVE in Jesus to receive eternal life.

Often times, this is something that many believers struggle with. We may not always recognize the struggle but it is there. One of the main struggles is that we believe we must DO something in order to receive this gift from God. It’s apparent in the way we all work ourselves into the ground trying to prove we are worthy.

The simple truth is that eternal life is a free gift that NONE of us can earn. If we remind ourselves of this daily it will help us understand that God loves everyone. This is the great equalizer for God’s people! We are all on the same level of “goodness” before God. It’s by Christ and Christ alone that we gain eternal life.

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