Dear Hope family,
Thought for the Week
Jesus’ love never fails
John 13v1-15 “Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father … he now showed them the full extent of his love”
This evening is the night that Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples. He then headed out to Gethsemene to pray and was betrayed and arrested. The following words are used by permission from today’s reflection in the readings Dawn has been sharing on WhatsApp:
Meditation: Does your love waver when you encounter bitter disappointments and injury from others? As Jesus’ hour of humiliation draws near he reveals to his disciples the supreme humility which shaped the love he had for them. He stoops to perform a menial task reserved for servants – the washing of smelly, dirty feet. In stooping to serve his disciples Jesus knew he would be betrayed by one of them and that the rest would abandon him through fear and disloyalty. Such knowledge could have easily led to bitterness or hatred. Jesus met the injury of betrayal and disloyalty with the greatest humility and supreme love.
Let the love of Christ rule in your heart and actions
Jesus loved his disciples to the very end, even when they failed him and forsook him. The Lord loves each of us freely and unconditionally. His love has power to set us free to love and serve others with Christ-like compassion and humility. Paul the Apostle tells us that Christ’s gift of love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us (Romans 5:5 and 8:35-39). Does the love of Christ rule in your heart, thoughts, intentions and actions? copyright (c) 2020 Servants of the Word, source: www.dailyscripture.net, author Don Schwager
May you know the full extent of God’s love towards you this Easter,
With love and blessing,
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