What Does It Mean That Jesus Is the Author of Life?

In the book of Acts, chapter 3, verse 15, it is written that Jesus is the “Author of life.” But what does that even mean?

It’s a phrase that we may hear often in Christian circles, but it can be difficult to fully understand. Let’s explore what this phrase means and why it’s important for us as believers.

What Does “Author of Life” Mean?

When we think about an author, we typically think of someone who writes books or stories. They create characters, plotlines, and settings to tell a story.

In the same way, Jesus is the Author of life because He created everything – including us. In John 1:3-4, it says: “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life..” This means that Jesus not only created everything but also sustains everything.

Why Is This Important?

Understanding that Jesus is the Author of life is important because it gives us a proper perspective on our lives. We are not just random beings who happened to come into existence – we were intentionally created by God. Our lives have purpose and meaning because they were created by the One who gives purpose and meaning.

Knowing that Jesus is the Author of life also means that He has authority over our lives. He knows us better than we know ourselves because He created us. We can trust Him with our lives because He knows what’s best for us.

What About Death?

Death may seem like the antithesis of life, but even in death, Jesus is still the Author of life. In John 11:25-26, Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life.

The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” This means that even though our physical bodies may die, we will live eternally with Jesus if we believe in Him.


Understanding that Jesus is the Author of life can bring us great comfort and assurance. We can trust Him with our lives because He created us and knows us intimately.

Even in death, we have hope because we know that Jesus has conquered death through His resurrection. Let’s remember to give thanks to the Author of life for all that He has done for us.