I have been reading in John and Jeremiah the past few days. Many times I write down my thoughts on paper but today I get to share in “word”.
I am so in love with Jesus and reading about him amazes me again and again. He knew just what to say to the critical Jews. His words are always to the point of the issue and bring light to the human selfish ways. He loved so much that He brought it straight to the truth, with no dancing around making people feel right in their arrogant opinions.
Today , I read John 13. The beginning of this chapter just caught my attention and thoughts for quite awhile. Verse 1 “It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.”
He didn’t show it by handing out a bunch of money and saying now you don’t have to worry about money problems. He didn’t give them full and complete health so they wouldn’t have to ever experience pain again. Jesus didn’t give them super power to defete and reign over all nations.
Jesus knew He was leaving the earth soon. He knew what these “His own” wanted but He took this time. He planned it out to show them “the full extent of his love”. He saw their greatest need and it moved Him to serve them. He knew there was a trader in the room but that didn’t stop Him from showing His love for them. He loved with no strings attached and didn’t give in to the pressure of what the disciples “wanted” in their own ideas. His leadership was a great challenge for them and for us!
To serve where need is and what really shows Christ love! I am moved and awed by Our Savior!! May I follow His example more!
Verse 15 “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”
Where in your life has this challenged you to show Christ’s love?