As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.
I love this portion of scripture, where Jesus prays for His disciples. We get a glimpse into the heart of the Father, through His son, and His desire that we remain in Him.
I always get chills when I read the verse that talks about how Jesus loves us with the same love the Father has shown to Him. That has got to be some intense love. The Father, lavishing His love on the Son, and the Son, returning that love to us.
And then He says, “abide in my love.”
He wants us to remain there. In that moment when heaven overwhelms us with a love that we have never felt, cannot see and feel unworthy to receive, all we can do is remain.
To endure, to abide, to persist, to stay, to wait.
He is the Vine. We are the branches. We love, because He first loved us.
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