By Rev. Junchol Lee
We use a calendar that has 12 months and 365 days in it. As it nears December 31st, we feel as though something is getting close to an end, and yet on January 1st it feels like a new beginning. Our life is composed of many endings and beginnings. We may live one life, but within this one life we have many different journeys.
(References: Habakkuk 3:17)
58. "And am He who lives." (1:18) This symbolically means, who alone is life, and the only source of life.
In the Word of the Old Testament, Jehovah calls Himself living and one who lives, because He alone has life; for He is love itself and wisdom itself, and these constitute life.
That there is only one life, namely God, and that angels and people are recipients of life from Him, is something we showed many times in Angelic Wisdom Regarding Divine Love and Wisdom.
Jehovah calls Himself living and one who lives in Isaiah 38:18-19, Ezekiel 5:11.
The Lord is life also in respect to His Divine humanity, because the Father and He are one. Therefore He says,
...as the Father has life in Himself, so He has given the Son to have life in Himself... (John 5:26)
Jesus said..., "I am the resurrection and the life." (John 11:25)
Jesus said..., "I am the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:6)
In the beginning was the Word..., and God was the Word... In Him was life... And the Word became flesh... (John 1:1-4, 14)
Because the Lord alone is life, it follows that He is the only source of life. Therefore He says, Because I live, you will live also. (John 14:19)