What does life in Jesus really mean ? Is it a trouble free life ? Is it all joy and no sorrow ? Is it all rejoicing and no depression ? All laughter and no tears ?
Who can truly answer these except Jesus Himself . Where do we find these answers ? Our source is the Bible. Let us see what the Bible says. Jesus was born in a barn because there was no place for Him in the inn. Before He was even two years old, Herod tried to kill Him. Although He is the Son of God He still find time to pray early in the morning. He could have lived in the palace but He choose to live with fishermen and perhaps worked as a carpenter . He knew hunger, he also cried at the grave of His friend Lazarus.
Ah yes they honored Him in what we call Palm Sunday but before the week was over a friend betrayed Him and another one denied Him. Instead of throne He was given crown of thorn, lashes, nailed to the cross. What a hard life, is it not ?
Is this what life in Jesus mean ? I believe yes but for us we will only experience part of those pain because Jesus absorbedmost of it and He did it for you and me.
Will we still suffer in eternity ? The Bible says no for God will wipe away our tears, sorrow and pain. But what is the catch ? The catch is we have to have Jesus and He is waiting for us with outstretch arms.