“I come,” Jesus tells his disciples, “that they may have life, and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
This is a promise we love to remember and affirm. But what does it really mean? One either has life or one doesn’t. It’s most often seen simply as a factor of breathing, eating – existing in the physical world.
Life is one of the Twelve Powers that Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore defined as constituting the essence of the Christ – the Presence and Power of God that is our true identity. Yet that cannot be merely the life of breath and physicality. For it is quite likely that we will one day cease breathing, that we will relinquish our physical form. Will that be the end of life?
No, for there can be no end to the energy that is God. Life, then, is more than its tangible signs and symptoms. It is the eternal Power of God, always available to surge through us, healing, prospering and loving. This is the life Jesus would have us claim as our own.
Today I surrender to the life energy of God in every cell of my body, and in every part of my human experience. Thank you, God!