Friday, July 13, 2012

Glimpses of Christ-esque Love

The night before he died on the cross Jesus said, "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:12-13) The part that says "as I have loved you" sticks in my mind. Jesus came from the paradise of heaven to the pain of an earthly existence. Jesus gave up more than you or I could possibly imagine to come in human form to this planet. Then Jesus died a horrific physical death on the cross, while experiencing God's full wrath toward sin. That's how Jesus loved. He loved sacrificially; he loved completely.

I recently came across a story which reminds me of Jesus-esque love. It's the story of Ian and Larissa, and their extra-ordinary marriage. I pray that this glimpse of Jesus-esque love blesses you as it blessed me.

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