May 1, 2014 | by: 0 Comments|
On Sunday, we had the privilege of reflecting on Christ’s love from John 13. We learned not only about Christ’s love toward us, but we also learned from our Savior that we are to love as he loved. We then spent some time reflecting on how Christ loves. I specifically pointed out that while Christ’s love could be described in many words, that for the moment I would attempt to summarize it in two words: personal and sacrificial. Jesus loves persons – that’s part of what John 13:1 is getting at – Jesus loved his own. He loved them to the very end. Jesus’ love is also sacrificial, which is of course preeminently seen in his death on the cross.
If I could add another word to my summary of Christ’s love it would be unconditional. A very thoughtful member mentioned this wonderful attribute of God’s love to me at the door after the service, and it is surely one worth mentioning. How wonderful it is that God’s love is unconditional. All that he requires, he supplies. All that he asks, he first gives. May God give us the grace this week to love like he loves.
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