Daily Lent Devotions from Church Street UMC
Monday, March 8
By Martha Holt, April 9, 1979
How Far Does Our Love Go?
Read: Matthew 7:24
Jesus Christ said, “Whosoever beareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken to a wise man, which built his house upon a rock . . .”
Easter reminds us how far love will go for the beloved. What response will we make to Love Himself?
We read in the Gospels of Jesus Christ’s ministry of healing; of teaching men how to live a satisfying life; of forgiveness; of reclaiming those who had been given up by others as beyond redemption. What an example of love in action!
He said that those who had seen Him had seen God, and thus from His life we know the character of His Father.
What a mind-boggling thought that His Father would allow Him to give His life for creatures as undeserving and as wayward as ourselves!
What an inspiring and humbling thought that Jesus Christ would care enough about us to carry out His Father’s will to save us!
After such a sacrifice it is inconceivable that we do not praise the Lord continuously, and in responsive love obey Him continually, trusting Him explicitly in all things.
Heavenly Father, in this Easter season let us begin to “know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly” by faithfully studying our Bibles and conversing with you daily as a first object in our lives. In Jesus’ name we ask this. Amen.