Saturday, May 30, 2020
Daily Devotion: Pure Love
Bible Reading: John 15:1-14
Key Verse: Verse 13 – “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Key Words: that a man lay down his life for his friends.
We have all said or heard the following, “I love you with all my heart,” proving that love flows from the heart.
I recently read about a crippled girl who was living in the slums and underwent an operation that might enable her to walk again. When the operation was over, she needed a blood transfusion; her fourteen-year-old brother, a tough boy of the streets, volunteered. He was taken to the hospital, to the bedside of his crippled sister. He stared in tight-lipped silence while the vein in his arm was opened so that the blood might flow into the body of his unconscious sister. When it was over, the doctor put his hand on the boy’s shoulder and told him that he was very brave. The boy did not comprehend; he had not understood the nature of a transfusion. After a moment, he looked up and said, “Doc, how long will it be before I croak?” As far as the boy was concerned he had been dying; slowly and willingly, he had stoically watched the blood flow—drop by drop, expecting his sister’s life to mean his own death.
There, indeed, is the highest in human love. If this human love is to be seen in it highest degree, it will be through the words of Christ, who said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15.13).
What to do:
✞ Love with all your heart; if not, you have failed to love at all.
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