They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me;
and those who love me will be loved by my Father,
and I will love them and reveal myself to them.
John 14, Verse 21
Jesus is very clear as to how we should show our love for him. We are to keep his commandments. And he is equally clear in his message of love, which he continuously shares throughout his ministry. In keeping his commandments we show our love for him, and in doing this we will be loved by the Father.
But, as the last words of this verse indicate, we see that the circle of love is yet to be complete. We keep Jesus’ commandments, we show that we love him, in return we are loved by the Father ….. then Jesus loves us and reveals himself to us. What a beautiful vision of total, fulfilling, all-encompassing love!
18 August 2014