“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 & 14
There have been significant times in my life, when I have experienced such love and it has changed me.
My single Mama shouldering the care of her family.
My love asking me to marry him.
A young, nephew (prompted by his loving Mother) calling to wish his barren Aunt a Happy Mother’s Day.
A Pastor with his 8-month pregnant wife meeting us foreigners for dinner in a time of deep angst.
Unsolicited prayers from dear friends.
Coffee times with my bestie sharing in trust.
It takes risk, vulnerability, transparency, sacrifice, and a willingness to lay down one’s own needs to meet others.
And yet, despite the cost, they did and I am different because of their acts of love.
I could never repay them.
Words were not sufficient to say, thank you. There was not a gift valuable enough to give. And no favour could be done in return.
Thank you all for showing me such love. I am different because you did!!