Jul 24 2015

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Five Minute Friday: John 10:10

The word for today is ten.

John 10:10

John 10:10

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 NIV

The thief,

He only wants

To steal

To kill

To destroy.

Why do we play games with the thief?

Do we think we can play with sin and not get burned?

We know we do.

Every time

The guilt

The shame

The time and pain to fix the trouble we find

That is, if it is something that can be fixed.

But with Jesus,

It’s so different.

He came to give life.

Full life.

And yet, we hide and run from him.

The scapel he has,

You know the one,

That pierces right through the the heart of the matter.

It causes pain.

And we fear the pain.

We don’t know if we can handle the pain.

But that momentary pain is the removal of the putrid, dark, and dank effects of sin.

Sin done to us.

Sin we’ve done.

Like a cancer that is killing us but we are willing to live with.

But once it is removed by him,

We get to experience life.

Full life.

Crazy how we run from the very one who could bring us life.

How we embrace the one who causes us death.

Remember the thief

Remember the life-giver.

If this verse is true, how would your life be different today if you believed it?

I was given this great question as a part of meditating on scripture. It’s a powerful question, and as I think of John 10:10, I see how easily I forget that there is a thief who is actively trying to steal, kill, and destroy. The enemy of my soul is real. But the abundant life-giver has overcome.

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  1. Leigh

    Stopping by from FMF. Very challenging post and what a different take on the prompt than what I imagined anyone would take. Blessings to you! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Cheryl

      Thank you for visiting.

  2. Susan Shipe

    Oh I believe John 10.10. I like the way the prompt took you to this scripture! I am your neighbor at #51 at FMF!
    Susan Shipe recently posted…five minute friday: tenMy Profile

    1. Cheryl

      Thank you for stopping by to visit. Your post contains words of life from the life-giver, Jesus.

  3. denise

    enjoyed this.

    1. Cheryl

      Thank you.

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