10 October 2014

The Greatest Love

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Today's post reading: John 15:1-27 (ESV)

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13
This is the most, if not the the best example of what trust love really is. Jesus has done something for all of us that is a true reflection of loving others. He did this through the act of putting others needs before his own with the intention of love.

There wasn't an alternative motive for him to die on the cross for our sins. He show His love by giving His life for us. We didn't deserve it, especially with all the sins we've all committed. He took on our sins with him on the cross as well and gave the impossible gift. His story was the ultimate "real and costly love". And it was for us.

So, how do we do this in our everyday lives? Well, there is the option of laying on the cross for others... but I think in our society with all the different religions and perspectives on life, it can be seen as something for show in order to prove something, and that's just unnecessary.

I think the best way to share what Jesus has done for us is by thinking about the best possible outcome for others. Have you ever realized the littlest things in life affect someone else's day?  Smiling to somewhere can instantly change their mood from a crappy tired morning person, to a happy person for the rest of the day. So, why can't we do this to others?

So, I say start out by making a difference in others lives through the little things. It makes a huge different on the individuals life. Love goes a long way!
Today is the 9th day of the 16 day plan in my journey of reading, reflection and responding to what the bible says about love. If you'd like to follow alone, join HERE and perhaps start your own journey! Ready to go on this journey with me? Well then, let's get started!

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