But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. John 21:25
After Jesus tells Simon Peter how he will die then Peter asks how beloved disciple John will die. Jesus cautions Peter that he is not to presently concern himself with his brother’s death but to keep his full focus on following Him. “Follow Me,” He commands. (John 21:22) Like Peter, loving Jesus with your heart, mind, and soul means your focused service for Him has continual moments of opportunity. Do not pass this moment by– move Christ’s emphasis here to the forefront of your life too– Christ is giving continual moments of opportunity for you to take action Following Him.
When we consider together that in each believer’s life Christ is vitally alive and so much so that if all of these activities of Christ’s are written down then we know that there would be so many books that the world itself could not contain all the books. “Can I get a witness?”the Preacher asks and each believer resounds with, “Yes! My Lord Jesus Christ Savior and Redeemer is vitally alive in my life and I have so much to say to everyone about what He is doing in my life and all around me!!” Work your witness into conversations.
Witness includes wonder and joy that Christ is energizing, healing, forgiving, righting, loving, securing, persuading, accepting, directing, renewing, motivating, and guiding, He sits on the Throne Of Heaven and at the same time lives within our hearts. Without hesitation your service He strengthens you not to live without fear, not to be afraid– to talk and commune with Him, sing of His blessings, tune your life to His heart song, and delight in His ways. Keep in mind that where you are weak He is strong and notice His Holy Spirit’s power moving among you and others. Notice His Kingdom within others.
Jesus says, “I give you a New Commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
When Judas left the disciples and Jesus in order to give Jesus over to corrupt authorities (this was after Jesus washed the disciples feet) Jesus speaks of His glorification. Jesus’ death that Judas arranges, Judas aligning himself with evil and sin, helps you to understand that betrayal of Jesus Christ purges you into abject separation from His loving partnership with you. Note especially that Jesus is the Victor every time. His glorificaiton by His death on the Cross reveals the essence of both Jesus and our Heavenly Father God.
Jesus’ New Commandment is given to you at this point in Scripture for the purpose of highlighting that you many stumble in faith as each of the disciples (besides Judas) do and are recovered by Jesus Christ’s loving forgiveness, or you may completely drop your faith in Jesus so completely that you will not recover (as Judas). It is important here not to stare at Judas very long, refocus to concentrate your full attention on Jesus. Embrace His New Commandment with all that you are, all that you have, and all your expectations. For, Jesus teaches His believers to live expectantly for His Best!
An example of this is found at when Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome go to Jesus’ tomb early Sunday morning asking outloud, “Who will roll away the stone for us at the entrance to the tomb?” Why would they go to Jesus’ tomb if the three of them could not roll the stone? Because Jesus had taught them to go expectantly! Jesus teaches that what you to do for Him do expectantly to bless Him. In loving others with love like Jesus Christ’ love we, faith filled with Him, do so expectantly.
For all who are led by the Spirit are children of God. Romans 8:14
Truly know Jesus as continual love. Become sure of it. There is no comparison for His sincere love for you. You have been adopted into His family and His Presence is alive with you. His Presence is like a magnet in that you are drawn to Him and experience a non-aloneness.
Just as Jesus walked this good earth with a increased sensitivity, by the Holy Spirit your senses are fine tuned to the silent cries and heartbreaks of others. Listen closely to the Holy Spirit’s prompting to respond, for you have multiple opportunities to bless others with Him. Boldly be compassionate and unselfish as the Holy Spirit increases your awareness to cradle.
Jesus, like a mother, cradles cherished-children. This is how we cherish one another.