Eternal life brings preservation.
John 17:11-12 – I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name…While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name…and I guarded them.
We live in a world where evil manifests itself daily. Jesus knew the forces that would attack His followers in the vacuum of His death, before His resurrection. He knew the price they would pay in martyrdom for identifying with His name. He cherished them and interceded on their behalf, just like He intercedes for you and me today (Heb. 7:25; Rom. 8:34). Eternal life provides us a place of protection and preservation (Ps. 71:3) no matter what storms of life rage around us. Jesus is praying for you. Heaven is cheering for you. No matter the onslaughts against your faith, lean into the eternal life that He provides.