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Written By Lisa M. Samra for “Our Daily Bread” @ http://odb.org
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Original post @ “Our Daily Bread” https://odb.org/US/2022/07/04/no-greater-love-7
No Greater Love
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Today’s Scripture & Insight:
Commemorations of the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day in 2019 honored the more than 156,000 troops who took part in the largest seaborne invasion in history to liberate Western Europe. In his prayer broadcast over the radio on June 6, 1944, President Roosevelt asked for God’s protection, praying, “They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate.”
A willingness to put one’s self in harm’s way to restrain evil and liberate the oppressed brings to mind Jesus’ words: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13). These words come in the midst of Christ teaching His followers to love each other. But He wanted them to understand the cost and depth of this type of love: a love exemplified when one willingly sacrifices his or her life for another person. Jesus’ call to sacrificially love others is the basis of His command to “love each other” (v. 17).
Perhaps we could show sacrificial love by giving time to care for the needs of an aging family member. We could put the needs of a sibling first by doing their chores during a stressful week at school. We might even take extra shifts with a sick child to allow our spouse to sleep. As we sacrificially love others, we demonstrate the greatest expression of love.
By: Lisa M. Samra
Reflect & Pray
What is one way you could demonstrate sacrificial love today? What holds you back from loving sacrificially?
Dear God, please help me to look for ways I can love others sacrificially each day.
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