Yep, we’re gonna talk about love again. Forgive me if I’m boring you, but this is where God has me, so I figure I might as well share my lessons!
The verse that’s been swirling through my head is this….Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 KJV
I know that Jesus was speaking of Himself, but since He told us Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34 NIV I know He was also telling us how to love. In this day and time, we don’t often find ourselves in situations where we are asked to lay down our physical life for another, but I believe we are given opportunities to lay down our daily lives, to put aside our plans and routines to show love to others. To me, this is what “laying down your life” looks like in today’s world: Praying for a friend when you’d rather be sleeping. Dropping everything to take a three-hour ride with a friend so she won’t have to be alone on her birthday. Going through boxes that have been sitting in a “room of doom” for four years….with a cheerful heart and no judgment. Staying up half the night to make a scrapbook for a birthday gift. Smiling at the grumpy checkout clerk. Paying for the meal of the person behind you in the drive-through. Sometimes, it means just…being there.
So, my encouragement for you is the same as always….find someone who needs love and love them well – with the love that only Christ can give.
Be blessed…and tell someone you love them!