“As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.”

John 15:9


Jesus promises to us the same love God has shown him. This promise is of eternal love, not momentary or fleeting. It is certain and true and will be never ending, even in the darkest moments of our lives. As we embrace and accept this love, we will know no other place to turn. In this eternal gift, exists one request, a simple statement to trust and abide in this love. Not to turn other ways when life gets hard, but to have hope which builds faith, that in turn builds trust. For this magnificent gift of God’s love, we only have to turn our hopes, faith and trust towards Jesus. A wonderful gift of freedom for the small price of abiding.

Points of Reflection

  • What has been our hardest task in accepting the love of God through Jesus?
  • What does abiding in Jesus’ love mean?
  • Why is God’s love so important and how is it different that the love we receive from others?

Blessings, until next time,
Bruce L. Hartman

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