Whoever Has the Son Has Life

This meditation is based on a passage for May 11, 2011 in the Daily Lectionary Year 1 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: 1 John 5:1-12

Reflection and Question: John could not be any clearer: “Whoever has the Son has life.” In other words, “God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” I believe this and I also believe lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians when they speak about their faith in Jesus as the Son of God. John reminds us that such faith “conquers the world.” Believers conquer the world by obeying God’s commandments, specifically the commandment to love one another. All other commandments in Scripture become secondary to the law of love. What testimony concerning God is in your heart?

Prayer: Holy Spirit, Truth Divine, testify in our hearts to Jesus as the Son of God. Through our faith, we shall then love all the children of God, obeying God’s loving commandments. We dwell now in the eternal life of love, which is in Jesus. Amen.