Verse of the day
If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.
Love is about sacrifice, giving, being given, and sharing. It simply is touching lives. Jesus gave life (like in the case of Lazarus – John 11:43), He sacrificed His life to reconcile you and me to the Father (John 3:16), He shared food with the hungry (Matthew 14:19). He also washed the feet of His disciples (Luke 13:5) – the list is endless. There are numerous instances to choose from in buttressing the manner of love given unto us.
Like the Disciples, Jesus Knew and knows us. Despite the selfless act of washing the disciples’ feet, Jesus knew that Judas would go ahead to betray Him and that Peter would still deny Him. We may then ask the question – why did He go ahead to die for “us” despite His knowledge of these things? LOVE.
There are many things that hurt us and could cause the light of our love to go dim. For example, I may not expect a wife who has been serially battered by her husband to feel the same way she once felt about him. But with Jesus, it’s like a well of love that doesn’t run dry.
One of the blessings of understanding the love Jesus demonstrated to us is that we are able to show this love to others. Most times we get disappointed because behind love shown are bags of expectations which when not met leads to disappointment.
Jesus wants us to love each other as He has loved us. Tough? Not really. God has given the Grace to love the way He wants of us. You don’t need to literally ‘die’ for someone to know that you love them. The little acts of kindness and love showed in every moment go a long way in proving your love.
God has given the Grace to love the way He wants of us. You don't need to literally 'die' for someone to know that you love them. The little acts of kindness and love showed in every moment go a long way in proving your love. Click To Tweet
Lord, Thank you for your love that redeemed us from death. Help me to be an expression of your love to others.
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