Isn’t it such a blessing to be a Christian? There are so many wonderful blessings to be part of Christ’s body. The reason being a member of the church is such a blessing is because of Jesus Christ and his impact on each on of us. In this brief article, I want to mention three of the blessings that Jesus promises to us when we put our faith in him.
First, Jesus promises us the precious promise of rest. In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
We live in a culture that almost elevates the busy lifestyle. There busier you, the more important you must be. In our very stressful lives, the promise of rest—spiritual rest—is so refreshing.
Second, Jesus promises to be with us—we are not alone! In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, jbaptizing them inthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Jesus promises us that he will always be with us! No matter how lonely we might feel Jesus is always with us!
The third promise I want to discuss is Jesus’ promise of eternal life. Jesus said all who put faith in him (a faith that obeys), will have their sins forgiven. In John 8:24 he said, “I told you that you would die in your sins, for nunless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”
With our sins forgiven we will have eternal life with God in heaven. Because of this precious promise from Jesus, you can confidently say, “that you know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13).
May we forever be grateful for the life and sacrifice of Jesus who has not only promised these things, but has been and always will be true to his promises.