Do You Have Life through the Son?

Steve Petroelje

READ : 1 John 5:9-13

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.(v. 12)

On April 14, 1912, as the Titanic was sinking and
people scrambled to enter lifeboats,
John Harper, a pastor traveling with his six-year-old
daughter to Chicago, impacted lives
for eternity. After placing his daughter Nina in a
lifeboat, he chose to use the remaining
hours of his life to share the gospel with those who
needed it. At a survivors’ meeting
four years later, a young man stood up in tears and
recounted how John Harper led him to
Christ. Harper’s last words before going under the
frigid waters were, “Believe on the
Name of the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.”

Many people are spiritually drowning in today’s
world. They are not prepared for what
comes after death. They are not ready to stand before
God. They are a heartbeat away from
missing out on the glory of eternity and the promise of
spending it with Jesus in

In this series of devotionals, we will consider the
glory of heaven and the reality of
life after death. Our goal is not simply to increase
knowledge about heaven, but to make
sure that we don’t miss it. Those who know the way must
do all they can to help others
experience eternal life through the Son. Do you live
with the assurance that when your
earthly life is over you will spend eternity with


Merciful Father, reach those who are missing out on life through your Son. Amen.