Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. John 15:13-14
How do we know if someone truly loves them? Words are nice but your actions will truly show how much you love someone. Jesus showed us the greatest act of love, to lay down his life for us. How can anyone put that deep of love into words?
Its just like a woman sacrificing her body to give birth to her child, is there any greater act of love that a mother could display than this? These sacrifices are acts of love, there is no greater love than this
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15
Jesus doesn’t see us as servants, as failures, he calls us his friends. How many people do you personally call your friend? And how many of them would you willingly lay down your life for?
In todays world we use the terms love and friend very loosely, but Jesus takes them very serious. Isn’t great to know you have a friend in Jesus who sacrificed everything for you?
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last–and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16
What’s even more amazing is Jesus comes to us, we don’t have to travel great distants or go thru great lengths to get to Jesus, he is with us. He sent us the Holy Spirit after his ascension to guide and comfort us.
Remember the story of Disciples, after Jesus died on the cross, Peter denied Jesus and thought he left him forever. But after Jesus rose from the dead, he went to visit Peter on the shore. Jesus came looking for Peter, just as he looks for us also.
This is my command: Love each other. John 15:17
Jesus has taught us what it truly means to love, now let’s follow his commandment to Love each other just as Christ loves us. When the world lets you down, remember what Jesus has already done for you, there is no great love in Jesus Name Amen.