1 John 5:11-12 (New International Version)
11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
These days it seems we need passwords to access so many things. Online shopping requires one. Our bank machines require one. In fact so many things require passwords that keeping track of them all nearly drives me nuts.
Passwords are important however for they serve the purpose of protecting what is valuable to us. If we did not have them anyone might, simply by using our name, have access to our bank accounts, credit cards and other personal information. Even with passwords sometimes fraud occurs due to people's ability to outsmart the system.
No one however can outsmart God. And one day God, our Father, will call each of us to stand before him and he will require the password above all passwords from us to grant us access to His eternal Kingdom of Heaven. Do you know the password? It is one which God himself has set for each and every individual. And though it is in essence the same password for all, each one must know and embrace it uniquely for themselves. It is a password that cannot be broken or misused. Not even the cleverest of clever minds can outsmart it for God and God alone knows the heart, mind and soul of every individual and whether his password has been accepted and embraced in our lives.
The password is: I Have the Son.
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:11-12 .
Passwords are important in today's society. Our eternal password however is of far more value than tongue can tell. Do you have yours?
Dear Lord thank you that you so loved the world that you gave your one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Thanks You for being our password. In Jesus' name. Amen.