How soon their praises turned to hate!
“Away with Him,” they cried.
“His blood be on our little ones.
Let Him be crucified!”
They nailed Him to the cruel cross.
They jeered and mocked Him, too.
“Forgive them, Father,” Jesus cried.
“They know not what they do.”
Hate pressed the crown on Jesus’ head.
Hate drove the cruel nails.
But love was in the Savior’s heart.
Hate lost. Love never fails. [author unknown]
John writes, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life” (Jn. 3:16). Jesus said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (Jn. 15:13).
We know of God’s love for us, but what of our love for God? I am reminded of the words of our Lord when asked what the greatest commandment was, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Mat. 22:37). Jesus said, “If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments” (Jn. 14:15).
How is your love for God?
Think About It!
Have A Great Day!