Better than Life

Better than Life

better than lifeHow was your Christmas? Did you have a good time with your family and friends? I hope so. But even the most joyous time of year can’t compare to what we have in Jesus. For real. Nothing compares to Jesus. Nothing.

Your unfailing love is better than life itself;
    how I praise you!
(Psalm 63:3, CEB)

This little verse captures what really matters in life. God’s love and God’s grace are better than life itself. No matter how much fun we have (or not), no matter how successful we are (or not), no matter how awesome (or not) we think life is…they don’t even begin to compare to God’s love and grace.

Because life is brief. Life is full of ups and downs. It’s not always smooth sailing like we’d like it to be. Sure, life is beautiful and occasionally even grand. Yet it does not compare to what we have in Jesus.

Because God’s love and grace are eternal. Through faith in Jesus, we receive grace upon grace. And by grace, we are united with God forever. We find peace, love, joy, hope, and all the good things we dream about. And those are not temporary things but eternal things.

God’s love and grace are better than life itself. Because without God we would not take one more breath. Without God life loses its meaning. Without God, we have nothing but temporary heart-ache and hardships. But with God, we have peace and joy. Even in the midst of heart-ache and hardships.

So..if you’re feeling a bit blue after Christmas, remember: God’s love is better than any celebration. God’s love sustains us every day of our lives. Because it’s bigger and better than life itself. Rest in this knowledge. Rest in God’s unfailing love and abundant grace. You are safe. You are loved. You are cherished. Right this minute.

 

Gracious God,
Be praised forever and ever
for your unfailing love!
Be praised forever and ever
for your empowering grace!
Your love and grace
are better than life itself!
Be always our everything, Lord!
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: What is better than life for you? Why?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you rest in God’s unfailing love and abundant grace!

Image courtesy of Brien Johnson. This post is refurbished from 2011. Linking up today with Sharing His Beauty, Unforced Rhythms, Playdates with God.

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