Monday, February 13, 2017

The Daily Grace - Showing Real Love

Today, we celebrate the famous fad in the world, Valentine's Day. It is the time that we can express love to our loved ones by giving gifts and the like. They represent tokens of love. But, there is a love that encompasses above all things.

Our Lord Jesus Christ commanded His disciples to "love one another," because "by this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another" (John 13:34-35). The love that our Lord wants His disciples to have for one another is different from the romantic kind displayed between loving couples and the brotherly kind shown between friends or family. It's an unselfish love. The Greek word John used in Jesus' command is agape - God's kind of love that expects nothing in return. This is the love that encompasses above all things.

That was what Jesus showed to His disciples when He "poured water into a basin and began to was the disciples' feet" (John 13:5). That is the kind of love He displayed when He went to the cross for us. Today, look for someone to whom you can show such unselfish love. Let us celebrate the Love Month meaningfully.