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Celebration of Life

What is life? Life, as used in the Bible, denotes both natural, eternal and absolute life.

Natural life can considered to be animal life (Genesis 6:17, 7:15) It also has reference to man's bodily life upon the earth, its relative value and the transient duration (Ex. 1:14, Ps. 17:14, James 4:14). This form of life is also subject to physical death. But natural life has no end. We can either spend eternity in endless fellowship with God or eternal existence without God.

Eternal life is a gift from God as a result in faith of his son Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:8-10) It must not be confused with endless existence. Eternal life involves the continuance and perrfection of blessedness and communion with God (Matt. 18:8-9, Luke 18:30). John writes the whoever has the Son has life and whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life (1 John 5:12, John 10:10 with Col. 1:27).

Absolute life can be called self-existent as in God in Christ or the source of all life (John 4:26, 14:6; Col. 3:4; 1 John 1:1-2, 5:20).

So now that you know what life is, why should we celebrate life? Senior citizens celebrate life because they have lived a long time. I have met some that are in their 90's. But should everybody else celebrate life. I say yes. For God spent six days creating life on this planet, from the trees and plants to every fish of the sea and to everything above the water that breathes. God also took the time to breathe the Breath of Life in us. So we should give God eternal celebration for the life that he gave us.

wrote by Mark F. Workman