Read Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotional for today July 6 2023: Because He Lives
SCRIPTURE: A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.
It was the end of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s, and Christian songwriters Bill and Gloria Gaither were expecting their third child. Bill was recovering from illness, and Gloria was discouraged about the state of the world into which they were about to bring a child. In the midst of their circumstances, God gave them an insight: “Because [He] lives, I can face tomorrow; because He lives, all fear is gone”—words which became the song “Because He Lives,” which received a Dove Award for song of the year in 1974.
Jesus’ disciples faced their own trying circumstances as they realized He was about to leave them. But He gave them a promise: “Because I live, you will live also.” It was a promise not only to the disciples, and to Bill and Gloria Gaither, but to every Christian as well. Because Christ lives, we can live also—now and for eternity.
If you are facing hardship or trials today, remember that Jesus Christ is alive in you. The life you live today is through faith in the One who lives for you.
Because I know He holds the future, and life is worth living just because He lives.