We meditate from this wonderful passage on the Savior’s love for His people, contemplating initially various aspects of His laying down His life for us by coming into this world, by suffering, by becoming a servant (even washing the feet of His disciples) and by actually dying.

Then we reflect on ourselves as the objects of His love. We marvel to see that it was not for good people or deserving people that Christ laid down His life; rather, it was for His enemies, who had no love for Him at all, so that they might be changed and made into His friends and brothers.

We are encouraged to meditate on this love, which is our very life, in order that it may stimulate a greater love for Him in our own hearts, to the point where we are willing to lay our lives down for Him.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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