by Pastor Mark Jordan
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24, NIV)
I had a very cool experience several years ago. I went to a conference at Disney World for churches about ways to incorporate some of their hospitality strategies. It was amazing! One of my favorite things was getting to go “backstage” (Disney’s term for behind the scenes) with someone in management, who also played Indiana Jones in the stunt show. As we went backstage, I was given access to the secure area simply because “Indiana Jones” said, “He’s with me.” To say I was geeking out would be an understatement.
Today’s verse gives us an unbelievable promise by Jesus. He taught that everyone who believes in Him, and Father who sent Him, will cross from death to life. It is so much better than being able to go into the mysterious and marvelous restricted area at Disney simply with a, “He’s with me.” It might sound too good to be true, but it is the work, and gift, of faith.
Trust Jesus, and believe that He is exactly who He says He is. Your belief in Him gives you access to the eternal bliss of heaven. This isn’t based on your status or stature, but His. He longs to escort you from death to life. Will you let Him?
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your promise to escort me from death to life and into your magnificent Kingdom. I believe and trust you with my life. Help me to follow you in all my ways, even when it’s difficult. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.