Wednesday, February 14, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 4:1-31; Psalm 34:1-22; Acts 1:1-26

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Here, our Lord is declaring that the zenith of human love is reached when one person voluntarily lays down his life for his dear friend. We are deeply stirred when we read historical accounts of such sacrifices, but we must never forget that divine love is unique in both quality and quantity. The amazing contrast between the two is that God’s love embraced us, not when we were His friends, but when we were His enemies! Thus, as always, the divine transcends the human. —George Hall

No man of greater love can boast, than for his friend to die;
Thou for Thine enemies wast slain! What love with Thine can vie? —Joseph Stennett