Life

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.  Colossians 3:4
 
We are accustomed to thinking of Jesus in terms of the eternal life that He promises to believers.  But in this verse from the apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians, he describes Jesus as the Life of believers in the here-and-now.  We don’t have to wait until we die to enjoy life with Jesus.  He is our Life today-in this present world. 
 
With Jesus as our Life, we can live each day with joy, in spite of the problems and frustrations that come our way.  He is the very essence of the truly good life, and He promises the same to those who follow Him:  “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
 
Other names of God the Son that emphasize the meaningful life He offers Christians are Prince of Life (Acts 3:15) and Word of Life (1 John 1:1).