John 13:34

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16 May, 2024

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MAY

JOHN 13:34

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” 

 

TO PONDER

I am currently sitting in my local café to do some sermon prep and write some of these “Daily Verse” posts because I find the noise and activity helps my creativity (research suggests distracting environments can help some people be more creative) not because before I drove our youngest boy to school today I noticed my incredible wife, who is working from home today, put a load of laundry on, so if I go home I will end up having to hang it on the line…

Today’s verse is one of those loving, sweet things Jesus said which is a great quote for a poster with cute puppies snuggling up with yellow freshly hatched chicks, in a basket full of flowers.

Well, it is loving but it is not sweet, it’s not about puppies snuggling with baby chickens, and baskets full of flowers but about a life lived in sacrifice given for others.

It’s a calling to, at its simplest, leave the business of my favourite café to go home and hang the washing on the line so my wife doesn’t have to.


PRAYER: Almighty God, you thought it nothing to come down to earth to live and die sacrificially for me, I ask you to help me live sacrificially for all those around me. Amen.


Today's devotion written by Danny Brock, LifeWay West Side