Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Who would you die for?

"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us". (Romans 5:6-8)

Jesus' death on the cross was the ultimate testamony of love. It is very easy to say "I love you", but what does that really mean when we tell someone that. Love should not be selfish as in "I love you because you can do something for me", or even "I love you because you love me". Jesus' testamony to love what that he loved those who betrayed him. He loved without expecting love in return. He loved and was able to give up the most important aspect of his being, his own life. You cannot give up more than that to someone you love.
When we say we love, what does that mean we are willing to give up? It is something to think about. Jesus showed us that true love has no bounds. True love does not ask for anything in return. Loving someone may mean that we have to empty ourselves for the sake of someone else.
As Paul says in Romans, that Jesus gave us his life without looking for a reward; he gave up his life to those who really did not deserve his love; he gave up his life without the expectation of being loved in return.
Jesus showed us what it really means to love.
What a gift we have been given. We have received and still receive the gift of life from Jesus. His death brought us life.
Who would you give up your life for? Family? Friends? Strangers? Again, it is something to think about.

Peace and love,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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