John 10:10-11: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Jesus came to bring abundant life, far greater than we could ever imagine.
Jesus gave Zacchaeus, the tax collector and sinner, the privilege of becoming generous, and having Jesus as a guest in his home.
Luke 19: 5-6: When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
For the man possessed with demons, who could not be held with chains and who spent his life crying out and cutting himself with stones, Jesus gave him back his mind.
Mark 5:15: When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
For the woman so ashamed, she came to the well when no one else would be there, he loved her so intensely she shared it with the whole town.
John 4:13-14: Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
By his grace, God called David, someone who committed adultery and murder, a man after his own heart.
Acts 13: 22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’
And for lonely me, he set me in the middle of a family with a delightful husband and five amazing kids.
What abundance does he bring to your life? I promise he wants to.
Ephesians 2:10: For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.