ACTS OF LOVE

ACTS OF LOVE

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Nowhere in the Scripture do I read about  "acts of Lent."
Everywhere in the Scripture I read about "acts of love."
"Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that His hour was come that He should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved His own which were in the world, He loved them unto the end."
John 13:1
Following this verse is a humility birthed in foot-washing and acts of service defining Christ's intense love for His followers.
Judas was included.
Heavy stuff.
Was Jesus "giving up" or "giving more?"
Hmmm ...
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The days leading up to Easter ought to be charged and reinforced with the life-giving qualities of deep love and sacrificial service.
In a decidedly affirmative way, we are to act out the implications of God's love to us.
Could anything be more God-honoring or more Christ-commemorating than the manner in which we love?
Live out the adventure of Easter, my friend, in a visible and demonstrative way.
Love deeply,
show mercy,
apply grace,
participate in healing, growth, and life.
Give of yourself to the Master ... and love Him passionately, openly, and suggestively.
Look at the cross,
see the joy set before you,
and love.
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