John 10:10 - The Abundant Life!

John 10:10: The Abundant Life! 

John 10:10 (NKJV) I have come that they may have life, and that 
they may have it more abundantly.  

John 10:10 (MSG) I came so they can have real and eternal life, 
more and better life than they ever dreamed of.  


Life-Giving Light
   What's your favorite color? In a worldwide survey conducted 
in seventeen countries, the most popular color by far was ... blue. 
Four out of every ten people picked blue as their favorite color. 
Just 14 percent chose purple, which came in second. The least popular 
color was white, which ranked last in every country except Mexico, 
Brazil, and China. Blue is also the most popular color in nature. 
Seventy percent of the planet is covered in blue water - not to mention 
the blue sky that surrounds us. According to research, green is the 
second most common color in God's creation. 
   It may not be easy being green (at least for some frogs). But 
being green is important to plants. A plant's greenness keeps it 
alive. Chlorophyll, the pigment that makes plants green, helps the 
plant create food through photosynthesis. In photosynthesis, light 
energy is converted into chemical energy. Carbon dioxide, water, and 
sunlight combine in the process of photosynthesis to make glucose, which 
the plant stores as food. 
   Examine The Case
   Enough with the science lesson, you may be thinking. But 
without light, plants couldn't grow and life couldn't exist. Light gives 
life to the natural world. Similarly, light gives life in our 
spiritual lives. At the beginning of the Gospel of John, we read that 
Jesus "was life, and that life was the light of all mankind." God's 
Son gives us life. Without Jesus' light, we'd live in spiritual 
   In John 10:10 Jesus says, "I have come that they may have 
life, and have it to the full." Not only does Jesus give us life 
through our beating heart and ability to breathe in and out, but he also 
gives us an abundant life. God gives us a joy that people who don't 
know him can't understand. He gives us purpose and allows our lives 
to make a difference for him. Those who don't know Christ 
personally have no idea what it means to live life to its fullest. God 
gives our lives meaning, direction, and joy. 
   Take time today to thank Jesus for his life-giving light. 
Then spend a few minutes looking up these verses. Write down one key 
fact from each verse that you learn about the light: 
      John 9:5:
      James 1:17:
      2 Corinthians 4:6:
   Make sure you're absorbing Jesus' life-giving light as much 
as possible. 
Final Word
   "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. 
[Case For Christ For Kids by Les Strobel]