Today’s reading is from John 13.

Wow, what an amazing chapter in the Bible!  I know that we have read it before and we concentrate on Judas and Jesus washing feet.  However, I would like to make this writing short…but your thought and reading elongated.  I would like to point to John 13:3:  “Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God.”  This verse took me back to a hymn as a child that I really loved.  Please excuse me if I miss quote…going from memory:  “He could have called ten thousand angels, to destroy the world and set him free.  He could have called ten thousand angels, but he died alone…for you and me.”  Jesus was given all authority, but chose to be beaten (look up ‘flogged’…see descriptions of this in other gospels), belittled, and dozens of other things that none of us would have gone through…for anyone.  He didn’t HAVE to endure any of it, but he chose to…because he loved us that much…so that he could take the place of sin and we could be connected with the Father.

Please consider his love for us this Thanksgiving week…and give thanks that Jesus loved us this much.  AMEN!


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