05 Jul Greater Love – 7/5/20
John 15:12-13 – “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
In 1800, William Wilberforce, known as the man who helped abolish slavery in Britain for 46years, rededicated himself to the Lord in his calling to fight slavery and racism: “Oh Lord, purify my soul from all its stains. Warm my heart with the love of thee, animate my sluggish nature… that I may not be weary in well doing.”
Greater love is love sustained by the effectual and sustaining power of Jesus’ steadfast love displayed on the cross.
Oh God, help us to have a deeper understanding of your great love as we continue to press on in loving each other.