10:10 10… I have come that they may have
life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
When u are not enjoying abundant life, u will feel as if life
is full of toil. In your heart, life is meaningless and empty. You feel like
someone “grasping for the wind”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11)
It seems as if nothing you do adds up to much. The Bible calls
this life “under the sun”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11) Someone who lives life under the
sun may or may not know God, but God is either forgotten or not the center of
things in his life. His thoughts are earthly and he does things to gratify his
flesh. In the end, he finds life depressing and unfulfilled. Life under the sun
is full of despair.
But this is not so with someone who lives life above the sun with
God. For life with Him is filled with joy and pleasures at His right hand.
(Psalm 16:11) Life is abundantly full and good just as Jesus promised — “I have
come that they may have life, and that they may have it more
When u live life above the sun, your thoughts are heavenward and u become Christ-occupied. You live for Him because u know that all things
were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16) When u live for His
glory, your life takes on a new meaning and purpose.
God’s Word says, “And He is before all things, and in Him all
things consist.” (Colossians 1:17) The Greek word for “consist” means “held
together”. In Christ, all things are held together. And that is why when Christ
is the central figure in your life, u will have it all together. Your mind
will be held together. Your hopes and dreams will be held together. Your family
will be held together by the cords of His love.
Your life will not be empty, but full of God’s goodness because
“Christ in you, [is] the hope of glory”. (Colossians 1:27) It is a wonderful
life — this life lived above the sun. And u will have an even more wonderful
life 2 come in heaven!