Love One Another by Miriam

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

These were some of Jesus last words to His disciples before He was crucified. Over and over in God’s word we are told to love one another. The Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:2 to “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Then in 1 John 3:23 we are told, “And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.”

As I pondered the passage in John 13 recently, I asked myself, “Do people know I am a follower of Jesus by the way I love others?”. And by others, I don’t just mean my immediate family or close friends. Although they are definitely part of the ones I should love, I’m pretty sure that Jesus meant much more than that. Do I show love for those who are not as easy to love?

I’m asking the Lord to help me to see others as He sees them — as someone for whom He gave His only son (John 3:16) — and to love them. I want people to know I am a follower of Jesus by the way I love others. How about you? Do people see your love for others and think, “They must be a follower of Jesus because they love others so well.”?

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