Because God is eternal He has life in and of Himself. God is the source of all life; the author of all life; the fount of life and no other creature that has been made, has life in itself – no other created being has this life; no other creation has life in itself – yet God gave the Life that was unique to Himself to the Son, so that His only begotten Son has that same life in Himself.
But Christ Himself also has life in and of Himself for He is the Word that spoke all creation into being, He also is the author of life –the well-spring of life and the fountain-head of life – and He is one with the Father in character and attributes, in holiness and power, in truth and in essence, in majesty and great glory.
But the Son alone became man and took upon Himself the sins of the whole world. Jesus Christ uniquely gave His life to as the ransom price for the sins of humanity. It is true that the Father loved the world so much that He gave his only begotten Son so that all who believe on His name would not perish but have eternal life – but only the Son spilled His human blood on Calvary to redeem mankind – and so the Father has granted the Son this life-giving power.
And we pray:
Father LORD, we stand before Your life giving Essence in awe at The grace of Your Essence. You Created ALL. Jesus came from You to live as Man. By Your grace He overcame ALL, You have placed Him above ALL things. We bow before The King. Cover us with Your grace, we pray, Amen.