No Greater Love {In the Church} 2 comments

No Greater Love {Living Outside the Stacks}

The hubs likes to say “love is not a feeling, it’s an action”; it demands the individual to do something that requires sacrifice on his or her part. Jesus set the example for love when he gave his life for us way back on calvary. John 15:13 says: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend.” Even in our sinful state, Jesus loved us enough to call us “friend” and take the punishment for our sins.

And this was not just any death, this was a most brutal death. He was whipped, spit upon, beat up, battered, bloodied and then nailed to a cross. His death was as gruesome, ugly, and nasty as the sins we commit. But, here’s the good part, out of something so awful, came something so beautiful: the gift of eternal life. To receive it, all you have to do is confess with your mouth and believe with your heart that Jesus is Lord, then you are saved {Romans 10:9~10}.

  • Stacy Artis

    And on top of all that, Jesus experienced the one thing we never will. When he took on all the world’s sin…all the sin that was, is and will ever be…it was so ugly, so unholy that the Father turned away unable to bear to look. “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” Because of his sacrifice, his blood….we are saved. What a gift, that he loves us that much.

    A happy and blessed Easter to you and yours!

    • Amen! And to you and yours as well.