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Weekly Devotional

Abide in My Love

Reflection by Audra Teague Mackey

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 

 

Abide in my love,

remain in my love,

stay in my love. 

This was Jesus' hope for his disciples in the moments before his arrest: that they would know that they were loved, and that they would continue to experience that love after he was gone.  But how?  By remembering him, yes, but primarily, as he goes on to say, by loving each other. 

Abide in my love,

remain in my love,

stay in my love. 

Somehow, in loving each other, they would continue to live in Jesus' love.  Somehow, in loving each other, they would stay connected to the Source of love.  Somehow, in loving each other, they would not lose Him. 

Abide in my love,

remain in my love,

stay in my love. 

Beyond our minds' and our hearts' understanding, in the decisions we make and the ways we care for each other, Love breaks in and holds us, as it holds us together. 

Prayer: Holy One, help us to be in your love not just in this moment, but in every moment.  Help us to choose the path of your love in our life together, in our relationships with this world, and in the moments when we need to simply fall into your loving arms.  Amen.

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