By John Thiel
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
These precious words carry a vast field of relationship understanding. The love of our friend Jesus Christ was of such a dimension that when our great need was recognised, he responded to it and did what we craved for. The fulfillment that I yearn for, he responded to just like a friend would. The price that he paid for that was the whole part of self sacrifice just for me. He then says – ye are my friends if ye do whatsoever I command you. Jesus jumped at our command when he saw us lost. Our need was his command and he says I have responded to you as a friend so will you respond to me as a friend? When we take that kind of approach to the path that God calls upon us to live, the path of obedience it is different to what we think it is. You never regard doing what your friend wants you to do as something hard. Read the rest of this entry