The Love Command

WorshipIn John 13:34-35 Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Something about Sharathon helps us remember the mission of our lives: to love God and love others. When we spend four days listening to stories about how God has used music, prayer, and humor in countless lives, it inspires us to love others as Jesus does.

Those verses can bring such clarity and simplicity to our lives if we let them. So often, though, the obligations and demands of our day-to-day existence keep us from loving others the way we want.

We can change that by asking Jesus to show us little ways to actively love others each day. He could remind us to smile at a stranger, send a text of encouragement to a hurting friend, or call someone who needs a listening ear.

As John 13:35 explains, ultimately it’s our love for others that makes a divided and dark world take notice.

Paige Long