In John’s Gospel in particular, Jesus says over and over that if we love Him and follow Him, we will obey His commandments.
Ok, that we know what we are supposed to do. So, then, what are we supposed to do? He tells us today in this passage. Listen to what He says in John 15:12-13, 17:
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.
He laid down His life for you. He loved you enough to choose the cross for you sake and for my sake. Because of His action, we can live, we can love, we can know the power of life.
And He tells us to do the same. As He loved us and laid down His life for us. We are to love each other.
Ok, well, what do that mean? We talk about a lot, but what does it mean? To do the same as Jesus. Place others ahead of ourselves. Value each other. Humble yourself. Put others ahead of ourselves.
That’s love. To serve. To care. To place others needs of ourselves. Jesus loved us enough that He sought to serve and to save.
And in doing this – this is where life is found.
We are to do the same. Let’s love each other. Let’s serve. Let’s care. Let’s live. In loving, serving, caring, and forgiving, we find life.
Today, let’s really find life. Let’s follow Jesus’ command for us. Let’s love each other. In that we show that we are His disciples. And in that we show the power of His love to the world.
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