DCLM Daily Manna 15 January 2019 Tuesday – Love Marathon written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi.
TOPIC: Love Marathon
TEXT: John 13:1-15
KEY VERSE: “Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end”. -(John 13:1)
MESSAGE DCLM Daily Manna 15 January 2019 Tuesday:
Pheidippides, a legendary Greek runner and news-bearer, was said to have run a distance of about 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to announce the victory of Greece over Marathon in 490 BC. As soon as he delivered his message: “Nenikikamen” (We have won), he died. This is how long distance acquired the term “marathon race”.
Christ’s love for His disciples could be best described as marathon. “Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” Unlike what happens in a 100 metres dash, which lasts but for a brief moment, He loved them till He physically departed from this world. He chose them out of love, taught them out of love, put up with their shortcomings out of love and made them what they became out of love. He demonstrated this love by stooping to wash their feet. DCLM Daily Manna 15 January 2019 Tuesday.
The love of Christ for His own did not stop at the point of His crucifixion. He showed Himself to the disciples after His resurrection and treated and admonished them most lovingly. That love has continued till date. He so “loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:25-27). Today’s DCLM Daily Manna 15 January 2019 Tuesday – Love Marathon
If you are one of those who have placed their faith in Christ and saved from sin by His grace, you should be rest assured that Christ love you with a special love. He is such Lord and Saviour that is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. He cares and is powerful enough to walk you through your earthly struggles and take you to heaven at last.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The love of Christ mingled with the love for Christ is the right blend for the Christian.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Genesis 45-47.
Thanks for reading today’s DCLM Daily Manna 15 January 2019 Tuesday – Love Marathon written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi.
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