Have you ever pondered the profound purpose behind Jesus’ arrival on Earth? Beyond the nativity scenes and Christmas carols lies a truth so powerful that it has the potential to transform our lives and the world around us. John tells us the main purpose Jesus had for coming to earth:
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.— 1 John 3:8 (NKJV)
Let that sink in for a moment. Jesus didn’t just stroll onto the world stage as a historical figure or a moral teacher. He came with a mission — to dismantle the destructive schemes of the devil and bring life to a hurting world. So, what does this mean for us today?
It means that when we choose to embody the essence of Jesus and live out His teachings, we become instruments of His purpose. We step into the role of co-workers with Christ in this cosmic battle against darkness. Just as Jesus tore down the devil’s works, we too can play a part in dismantling destructive forces in our world.
Bring the Life of Christ
Think about it. When we embrace love, compassion, forgiveness, and selflessness — the very attributes of Jesus — we counteract hatred, cruelty, division, and selfishness. We bring life to situations that were once characterized by despair. We offer hope to those who have been ensnared by the devil’s lies.
This is something far bigger than individual salvation. We are joining Jesus in His work for the redemption of the world. When we live out the character of Jesus, we become agents of transformation. We embody the truth that light dispels darkness, and love conquers hate.
So, the next time you wonder about your purpose in this world, remember this truth. Embrace the mission of Jesus, not as a burden but as a privilege. Choose to tear down the devil’s destructive schemes in your own life and the lives of those around you. Through your actions, you can bring life, hope, and redemption to a hurting world, just as Jesus did over two thousand years ago, and continues to do as long as it is called today.