No Greater Love

No one has greater love [nor stronger commitment] than to lay down his own life for his friends. John 15:13 AMP

One day a young man met a lady and told her how much he loved her. This young lady was enthralled by the love the young man showered on her and decided to marry him. They got married, moved into their new house and bought furniture, a (chest) deep freezer, a fridge and all the things they needed to make a happy home.

One night they were in bed when armed robbers broke into the house. The husband managed to escape into the living room but did not know where to go next. When he saw the new empty deep freezer, it occurred to him to jump into it and hide there.

When the armed robbers could not find him, they beat up his wife and maltreated her. As the wife screamed and called for help the husband was nowhere to be found because he was hiding in the deep freezer. When the armed robbers finally left, he came out of the deep freezer to console his wife. But she would have none of it. “You don’t love me,” she said. “If you had loved me you would have come out of the deep freezer to save me.”

The husband said, “I love you but not that much.” Then he continued, “Don’t you understand? There is nothing much that I could have done. Those guys would have killed me. I would have lost my life trying to save you. I would have been a hero but I would have lost my life.”

Later on when the lady went to church, she heard the pastor preaching, “Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Then she realized that her husband had been unable to lay down his life for her.

Even though he did love her to an extent, her husband’s love could not be compared with the love that Jesus had for her. Jesus Christ laid down His life for her.

The love of Christ for the world cannot be compared with the love of the world for Christ. The kind of love God gave to the world is not the kind of love you can find anywhere.

Sin was great but God’s love is greater. Sin made a man to fall but God’s love makes a man to rise. No matter how much you love someone, you can never die for that fellow, neither is anyone ready to die for you. Peradventure someone died for you, the person’s blood cannot wash away your sins.

Man’s love is limited but God’s love is unlimited

Jesus died once and for all to settle your destiny. He made it possible so that you can have fellowship with God, He made it possible for you to have dominion, He made it possible so that you can have life and have it more abundantly. Jesus died to save your soul from eternal destruction and for you to make eternal life in Heaven.

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

John 15:13 NKJV

No love can be greater than this than a man to lay down His life to die for you. Everyone will love to be an Hero but no man’s blood can be made as an atonement for your sins.

Jesus has made all provisions for you today for all your sins to be forgiven. Jesus made it possible so that you can be reconciled back to your maker.

but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].
1 John 1:7 AMP

What Must I Do?

If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]. 1 John 1:9 AMP

For you to be saved is to confess your sins, forsake them and acknowledge Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Believe that He died for your sin and resurrected so that can you have life and reign eternally with Him heaven.

I don’t know maybe you’re pricked in your heart to surrender your life to Jesus now, if you’re ready to that, please pray this salvation prayer in faith:

Lord Jesus, I come to you as a sinner, I admit that I’m a sinner, please forgive me my sins, I believe that you died for me and you resurrected because of me so that I can have life. Today I acknowledge you as my personal Lord and Savior, please come and reign in my life. Erase my name from the book of hell and Write my name in the book of life. Thank you for saving me, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

I congratulate you, welcome to the new life in Christ. You are now born again.

About Author

Peter Araromi is the third child in the family of four, three boys and a girl. I hail from Ilesa, Osun State, a western part of Nigeria in west Africa. I love God.

It is my desire to see people manifesting God's glory, raising the banner of Jesus, ma