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“For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life.” JOHN 6:40

Some people are strong-willed. Perhaps you are driven, determined, and persistent. Once you get hold of something, you won’t let go. But how strong is the will of Almighty God? When God determines to do something, nothing in heaven or on earth—or hell—can stop Him.

Jesus is telling us what God has determined to do. God has the gift of eternal life, and He wants you to receive it. Eternal life is more than life that never ends. Sinners in hell have an unending existence, and the length of it will be a burden rather than a blessing. Everlasting life is only a blessing if its quality can match its quantity.

“And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3). Eternal life will be forever blessed, because it will be a life in the presence of God. You will know and enjoy the God who made you and the Savior who redeemed you. The quality of your life in the presence of God will match its quantity.

God offers you eternal life, but there is something for you to do. You must look on Jesus and believe in Him. The first statement is explained by the second. To look on the Son simply means to believe in Him. It is to trust who He is, what He has done, and what He has promised to do. Look to Jesus and receive what He has promised to do for you.

The Father’s will is that everyone who believes in Jesus will have eternal life. You may have wandered away for years, sinned in a very dark and twisted way, or followed another religion. Listen, it is the will of the Father that everyone who believes in the Son should have eternal life.

Are you included in “everyone”? If not, what is holding you back?