Tuesday, August 2, 2021

The Kitchen Table Devotions:  The Game of Life           Day 27


“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.                                  John 15:12-13

Friends find value in each other.  We can be so easily swept away of passion and privilege that we become blind to the things that actually enslave us to people and their prospects for us.  Friends find value in each other.  We all come into relationships with needs and wants but friends have a vision of value for the each other.  Everything must develop and grow but there should be fruit if something is growing and we should eventually see it or at least see it developing.  Friendship, like faith, isn’t merely words but is also a work that develops as we water it.

Jesus tells us to “love one another just as I have loved you.”  This kind of love cares deeply and gives greatly.  Jesus is sharing with His disciples what He will be showing His disciples in the coming hours.  A loving friendship finds value in each other and lives that way with each other. 

Jesus calls us friends and it’s not all because He is standing with us but because we are standing with Him.  Friends find value in each other and that’s what they share substance and space with each other. 

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